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MIRA 2.9.8, 454 GS 20, GS FLX

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MIRA 2.9.8, a sequence assembly algorithm, is available here.
 
The new version of the software is able to assemble de novo sequence data from the 454 GS 20 and GS FLX instruments, as well has hybrid sequence assembly using 454 data and Sanger reads.

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.