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Eugene Kolker, Gus Salem

Eugene Kolker has been appointed chief data officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Kolker is also president and director of the Biatech Institute.

Gus Salem was recently named vice president and general manager of Agilent Technologies' Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Group’s LC/MS division. Salem replaces Taia Ergueta. Salem had been president and CEO of Assay Designs. Before that, he was division manager of Bio-Rad Laboratories’ protein separation division.

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.