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The Twenty-Year Gap

A science correspondent for the Guardian looks into new analytical work arguing that Charles Darwin didn't delay the publication of On the Origin of Species, as is commonly thought, to avoid trouble with the church or his peers. His problem, according to the new analysis, is one we can all relate to: he simply had too much work to do. Let's hope it doesn’t take the rest of us 20 years to catch up.


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.