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And We Thought ASP Went Out With the Dot-coms

At bbgm, Deepak Singh waxes sentimental about his first job at a structural biology company, wondering how far their technology would have gotten in today's Software as a Service (SaaS)-based world. (In case you're wondering, SaaS is another name for ASP, where the application service provider distributes fee-for-service software over the Internet.) He points readers to a new plugin called Zemanta

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.