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Who Put Pornographic E-mails in the Con Column?

Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf gave a talk this week about the good and bad things to have emerged from the Web's existence. In the pro column: "I see an enormous desire for people to put information online with no compensation," he's quoted as saying in this article from the Sacramento Bee. Examples of that: user-written Wiki entries, and technical papers such as the one reporting results from the Human Genome Project.

 

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.