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PreventionGenetics PGxome Custom Panels

PreventionGenetics has launched new customizable whole-exome next-generation sequencing panels for clinical genetic testing. The PGxome Custom Panels can be ordered to contain any subset of more than 4,000 clinically relevant or disease-causing genes, including paralogous genes, enabling gap coverage in whole-exome NGS-based testing. 

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.