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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Charles Roselli, a scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University, has found himself at the center of a maelstrom. The researcher, who studies signaling pathways in the brain, has been dragged over the coals by the public after word of his research into homosexuality in sheep got out. This article from the New York Times examines the outcry that erupted from sources ranging from tennis star Martina Navratilova to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

We here at GTO tend to encourage people to talk about the work they do. But we'd sort of understand if this incident led to a "don't ask, don't tell" policy among scientists.


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.