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Secret No More

An article in today's Wall Street Journal reports on news that pharma giant Eli Lilly will release details about the grant funding it issues to academic medical centers, patient groups, and associations. Until now, this type of funding has been kept out of public view. As the article notes, the release of this information comes "amid criticism that money from drug companies is overly influential in the practice of medicine."


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.