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What's a News Cycle Without Craig?

A recent post on one of the Wired blogs says that even years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, Craig Venter is still vying for some of the attention showered on the project's participants. "Venter apparently cannot allow a milestone involving the Human Genome Project go by without getting some of the limelight," according to the post, noting that Venter deposited his own genome sequence into GenBank during the same week James Watson's sequence was presented.

If nothing else, it's worth checking out the post for its picture of Venter, who seems to be wearing the sun as an earring.

 

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.