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Premaitha Sage Prenatal Screening Solution

Premaitha Health has launched Sage, a noninvasive prenatal testing solution. The test uses the latest technology to detect placental DNA in maternal blood sample, and uses the company's cloud-based bioinformatics analysis to allow laboratories to upload sequencing data files to the cloud for remote analysis. The panel includes full chromosome analysis. The testing will be available through Yourgene Bioscience Singapore, which was acquired by Premaitha in March.

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.