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Roche: Matthew Sause

Roche Diagnostics has named Matthew Sause as president and CEO, North America, effective Nov. 4. He replaces Jack Phillips, who left Roche at the end of August. Sause was previously the senior VP and head of global commercial product strategy at Gilead Sciences. From 2002 to 2014, Sause worked in the diagnostics division at Roche, filling US-based sales roles in molecular diagnostics, commercial operations positions in Asia, and country leadership in Ireland. In 2014, Sause moved to the pharmaceuticals division, where he was president of country operations in Peru and South Korea, before becoming VP and lifecycle leader for Roche's cancer drug Tecentriq.  

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.