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The Revolutionary

Lee Hood is the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize that honors people who have, as its website states, helped elucidate "the connection between the human genome and human society." This $100,000 prize was awarded to Hood since his "discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, life, and human health," said the Foundation for the Future, which awards the prize, in a statement. Xconomy notes that past winners include Craig Venter, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson.

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.