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Fight the Power ... in What Looks to Be a Very Long Fight

Jonathan Eisen wants to fight the anti-open-access group, PRISM, created by the Association of American Publishers. He suggests asking AAP members to end PRISM or to drop out of the association. If they do neither, Eisen proposes a boycott of AAP members — a long list including university presses and publishers big and small.

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.