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Not to Belabor the Point, But ...

It's been four whole days since our last post on Navigenics, so we're ready for another one. This blog post comes from Science Roll, where Bertalan Meskó takes on the challenge of reviewing three would-be personalized medicine companies which have, for the most part, not made any clear public statements about what exactly they will be doing. The post, which reviews 23andMe, Navigenics, and Helix Health, centers on information from their websites and looks at the services the companies plan to offer.

Meskó's upshot: The ideal company would merge Navigenics' team and business model with 23andMe's financial backing and "the personal aspect of Helix Health." Sounds like a tie to GTO.


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.