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Publishers' Views on PRISM

Alex Palazzo on The Daily Transcript posted some publishers' reactions to PRISM's anti-open access stance -- they don't like it. Rockefeller's Mike Rossner asked for a disclaimer on PRISM's website and outlined five major reasons he did not agree with PRISM. Tom Wilson, an editorial board member of an Elsevier journal, resigned, saying, "I cannot let my name continue to be associated with a publisher who is prepared to use this kind of tactic." Nature's Timo Hannay says the only reason its journals cannot be open access is that they have yet to find a viable economic model to support it.

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.