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Honk if You Love Open Access

In contrast to Jonathan Eisen's usual posts encouraging readers to give thought to open access issues, this latest entry urges them to take action -- now. He posts the content of an e-mail he received about a bill being considered in the US Senate that currently would make NIH enforce its Public Access Policy for all funded researchers (it is optional right now). But two amendments threaten to water down this language, and Eisen's up in arms. If you want to send a letter to your senator, you can get the language from his post.

 

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.