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Judges Get Schooled in Science

More than 70 judges attended a three-day training seminar on science. At this seminar in Ohio, judges brushed up on their science facts so that they could tell a scientific expert from a hired gun and deal with CSI-literate juries' expectations of scientific evidence, says the Associated Press. The judges also considered futuristic questions such as the role of a defendant's genetics in determining criminal sentences.

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.