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That's a Lot of Reading

Aaron Swartz, a coder, activist, and former ethics fellow at Harvard University, was arrested and charged with hacking for downloading a large quantity of academic articles from JSTOR and evading attempts to be removed from the network, reports Ryan Singel at Wired. Singel adds that Swartz "has a history of downloading massive data sets, both to use in research and to release public domain documents from behind paywalls." Swartz allegedly stole 4.8 million articles and broke into a computer wiring closet at MIT, the Associated Press says. Swartz pled not guilty to the charges. Wired adds that the documents have been returned to JSTOR.

HT: Razib Khan at Gene Expression

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.