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Getting Closer to CNVs

Yale bioinformaticists have developed a method for fine mapping copy number variations, enabling more detailed study of CNV frequencies. They report in this week's PNAS on a computational approach called BreakPtr, which predicts breakpoints of large deletions and amplifications to a resolution of 300 base pairs.

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.