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A Different Way of Browsing Your Genome

With a new Firefox plug-in from 5AM Solutions, 23andMe customers can see their genotype information pop up when reading a paper mentioning SNP the company tests for, reports Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future. MacArthur has a screenshot on his page showing just how it works with his information. "The browser could enhance web pages that mention SNPs and show you relevant information without you actually having to break your reading flow and go look up genotype information," says Andy Evans, the developer of the SNPTips tool, at the company's blog. He that the tool is currently in beta-testing and that he plans to develop it other browsers and for data from other genetic testing companies.

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.