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John Thompson, J. Thomas Ranken

John Thompson is now chief executive officer of VizX Labs.
Thompson comes to the role with a background managing at the executive level in the venture capital, asset recovery, retail, information technology, financial services, distribution, and production industries.

Thompson replaces J. Thomas Ranken, who is leaving after seven years with VizX.

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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.