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Is There Room for Biotech in New York?

Ground has finally been broken on the construction of a $145 million biomedical laboratory for research on cancer and other diseases in Westchester County. Though New York has been slow to budge, the 360,000-square-foot space under construction might be just what it takes to push the area into developing as a biotech cluster.

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.