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Number Crunch Who’s Using the Tools?

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Responses to a survey of life sciences professionals show that adoption of alternative compute solutions, such as grid computing or Linux clusters, has been more popular among academics. For instance, while 15 of 19 academics have deployed distributed computing, only seven of 30 industry execs have. Who’s implemented what:

Academics 19 respondents

Industry 30 respondents

Linux

distributED computing

grid computing

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

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Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

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