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Scientist's Block

In the blog world today, computational biologist nsaunders at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate asks readers to talk about the "fear factor" -- the feeling, when you sit down to write a paper or an article, that "everything you’ve done is complete rubbish."

We can't speak for our readers, but here at Genome Technology we don't have that fear  until after we've written the article.

 

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.