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Shame, Shame, Shame

Howard Richman, the former vice president of Biopure, is heading to jail, reports the Associated Press. During a complaint by Securities and Exchange Commission that accused Biopure executives of misleading their investors about their synthetic blood product's chances of being approved, Richman instructed his lawyer to say that he had terminal colon cancer — which he does not have. Richman pled guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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.