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The Lightbulb Has Gone Off

Forbes has come up with a list of revolutionaries that it says have "world-changing" ideas. On its list are: Michelle Khine, Jay Shendure, Stephen Turner, and others. Khine is lauded for her Shrinky-Dink-based microfluidic chips, which she has spun out into a company, Shrink Nanotechnologies; Shendure is included for his exome sequencing work; and Turner for the technology behind Pacific Biosciences.

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.