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Spotlight on Lindquist

Today's New York Times includes a Q&A session with Susan Lindquist, MIT biology professor and former director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Best known for her work in protein folding, Lindquist studies diseases like Parkinson's or cystic fibrosis that may stem from proteins gone awry. In this interview, she discusses her research into neurodegenerative disease in yeast, why she originally planned to be a nurse, and more.


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.