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Active Motif Recombinant COVID-19 Antibodies

Active Motif said that in February it successfully isolated antibodies from patients in China recovering from COVID-19, and that the full suite of antibodies is now available for research applications and diagnostic test development. In collaboration with Fudan University and its Public Health Clinical Center, the company used its proprietary single-cell AbEpic screening technology to isolate the antibodies from patients, whose samples were screened to obtain whole human IgG antibody clones that have been sequenced, expressed, and characterized for binding directly to the SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein.

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.