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New Products: COSMIC: May 23, 2012

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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has released version 59 of COSMIC, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer. The latest release includes the full mutation spectrum of three new cancer genes and nine new gene fusions, as well as the latest updates from the Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

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.