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NanoString has introduced the nCounter miRGE assay, which is designed to allow the investigation of both miRNA and mRNA levels in a single reaction.

The assay works with the company's nCounter analysis system.

The assay “provides the capacity to perform multiplexed profiling of 5 [to] 30 miRNAs and 100 [to] 200 mRNAs simultaneously, with specificity and sensitivity comparable to qPCR,” the company said.

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.