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GenapSys: Frank Witney, Rakesh Sachdev, Hamid Moghadam

In connection with its recent funding round, GenapSys has made several appointments to its board of directors. Joining the board are Frank Witney, former CEO of Affymetrix and Dionex; Rakesh Sachdev, former CEO of Sigma Aldrich and Platform Specialty Products; and Hamid Moghadam, CEO and chairman of Prologis.

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.