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More Genes for Coronary Artery Disease

The NEJM published results from two genome-wide association studies for coronary artery disease. Combining genotyping data from the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium study and the German Myocardial Infarction Family Study, researchers confirmed a region on chromosome 9 to be highly associated with coronary artery disease. Overall, the WTCCC showed nine loci that were strongly associated with coronary artery disease, and the combined data found an additional four loci.

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.