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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 55 of COSMIC, the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. The new version includes new curations of the tumor suppressor gene PRDM1, fusions of CRTC1/CRTC3-MAML2, and three new systematic screen publications. Additionally, a new release of the Cancer Gene Census raises the number of known cancer genes to 464. Recently added genes include SF3B1, ARID2, CCNE1, CDK12, FUBP1, XPO1, and MED12.

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.