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Those of you who know GTO well might be shocked that we're linking out to USA Today, but there's a good reason (just this once) to visit McPaper's website. They've got a poll up asking for votes on the greatest scientific breakthrough of the last 25 years. As of this morning, "mapping the human genome" was narrowly beating out "World Wide Web" for the number one position. Get out there and show your support for the HGP!

 

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.