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For PGP, Everything Old Is New Again

It's a fair bet that the GTO team spent more time on the rudimentary Personal Genome Project website than you did, but in case you ever ventured there, here's some welcome news: the PGP has redesigned and relaunched its website. You can check it out here, or click here instead to go directly to information about the next round of enrollment, which opens in early 2008.

Incidentally, anyone who visited the PGP site while it was hosted on George Church's Harvard page will get a kick out of Jason Bobe's explanation of the new site and how it differs from its predecessor. (GTO was greatly saddened to see that the old site's seizure-inducing mouse trail of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs has been abandoned in the new version.)

 

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.