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A website called Personal Genome Net is offering the $0 Genome Project for genomic equality. Aiming to collect and distribute personal genome information for free, this "zero-cost genomics project" is supported by an organization called Genomics.org, which has built a collaborative website for users to get basic information. The wiki also hosts a petition, which you can sign if you're in favor of free genomic data (who isn't?).

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?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

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

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.