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This Week in Nature: Mar 1, 2007

Nature hits the newsstands today, which means we hit the books to bring you our weekly round-up of articles worth reading.

In news this week, the magazine checks in on metabolomics. It's déjà vu all over again: according to the article, the newest 'omics could very well offer the promise of medical success "where genomics and proteomics have failed."

Another news item delves into data-sharing websites -- specifically, Swivel and IBM's Many Eyes -- where scientists can upload their data to enable their peers to analyze and visualize them with new approaches.

And in a paper today, scientists at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, San Diego, report on studies using microfluidics and computational modeling to analyze gene expression and phenotype in the yeast mating pathway and note the importance of MAPK regulation.


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.