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When the Bench Gets Boring, You Can Always Go Back to Law School

At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe offers some nice advice on what to do if you’re a chemist who’s been laid off — or simply looking for a career change. Clinical development, patent law, or science writing are just a few areas where chemists can apply their skills without actually having to be at the bench, he writes.

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.