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At Least the Team in Charge of Writing the Fine Print Can Take a Break

Just in case the novelty of journalists discovering genetic testing hasn't worn off for you, here's a piece from BBC's magazine describing Rob Liddle's experience using the DecodeMe service. It's worth a glance just for that, since many of the articles so far have been about 23andMe or Navigenics.

It's also telling about how consumers will use the service: Liddle says he skips right past the introductory sections, going straight to his results.

 

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.