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Craving a 'Karyotype Cupcake'? We Are, Too

Over at the Not So Humble Pie, blogger Ms. Humble presents "Science Cookie Roundup #6," including Erlenmeyer flask cutout cookies, a 'gel electrophoresis cake,' karyotype-inspired cupcakes and, well, this. If after viewing this post you find yourself craving a slice of immuno-suppressant mouse model double-fudge cake, don't say we didn't warn you.

HT: LabMom at The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.