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NIH Learns to Wiki

Volunteers from Wikipedia descended on the NIH campus last week to train scientists on how to use and contribute to the online encyclopedia, reports Wired Science. The scientists have the expertise on subjects and can make sure the information is reliable, but not on how Wikipedia works. "One of our goals is to increase the scientists' understanding of Wikipedia and the established practices and procedures that have evolved over the years," the head of public outreach for the Wikimedia Foundation says. "They need some instructions about what's going on and why Wikipedia culture is like it is."

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.