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Database Overload

Time to pop your vintage bottle of Veuve Clicquot! The database issue of Nucleic Acids Research has just been released, but don't get too excited, you might have to wait a minute to actually get on the site. It seems the journal's server is overloaded with visitors trying to download all the open access content, so expect some server time-out messages in your browser before you can have at it. The topics covered include database resources of the NCBI, petabyte-scale innovations of the European Nucleotide Archive, a look at Genebank, among others.

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.