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Venter and Collins: Forever Together. At Award Ceremonies, Anyway

Among the winners of this year's National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation awards are Francis Collins and Craig Venter for their work to sequence the human genome, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Other science medal winners include Rockefeller University's Elaine Fuchs and MIT's JoAnne Stubbe. "These scientists, engineers and inventors are national icons, embodying the very best of American ingenuity and inspiring a new generation of thinkers and innovators," President Obama said in a statement.

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.