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Who Doesn't Want a Board Game About Disease?

Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season in the US and blogger Jessica Palmer at Bioephemera has a list of her shopping picks. Of course, they all have a science-theme to them. Her 12 choices range from a Pandemic board game to steampunk jewelry and from plush organs to handmade books.

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.