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So Close, Guys. So Close

In a global poll run by the British Medical Journal, 11,000 people voted on the biggest medical breakthrough since 1840. According to this article in the UK's Times Online, Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA did well in the poll, but didn't quite win. That honor went to the sewer system, as public sanitation was named the greatest breakthrough.


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.