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Those Facebook Pictures Should Probably Get Sidelined, Too

Dr. Mom has a blog post listing 10 things to make sure you exclude from any personal statement you may be writing -- be it for fellowships, grad school applications, award submissions, you name it. The list of things to avoid includes great cliches such as "quotes from famous people"; "sob stories"; and "any sentence starting ... Ever since I was a little kid I have always wanted to..."

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.