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Looking for Origins

The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, was on hand to hear Spencer Wells, the director of the Genographic Project, speak. In his blog post on the event, Bettigner recounts that the project is nearly halfway completed and has collected 41,000 samples from indigenous populations and 270,000 kits have been bought by the public. Bettigner also notes that a new paper from the project on the genetic ancestry of the Tubou people of northern Chad will soon be out.

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.