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Welcome to America

According to a new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy, three out of every four patents awarded to a US research institute includes an immigrant inventor, says The New York Times. Most of the patents examined by the foundation — a nonprofit organization founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — dealt with science, technology, engineering, or math, which are drivers of job growth, the Times says. This finding, the organization says, is an argument for immigration reform; foreign-born researchers who train at US universities encounter "daunting or insurmountable immigration hurdles that force them to leave and bring their talents elsewhere," the report says.

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.