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An Arrest in the Annie Le Case

Raymond Clark III, an animal lab technician at Yale University, was arrested earlier today for the murder of Annie Le, reports the New York Times. His bail has been set at $3 million. New Haven police say he had been a "person of interest" since Monday because of bruises and scratch marks on his chest and arms and that DNA evidence later obtained also connected him to the case. Yesterday afternoon Connecticut's chief medical examiner released that the cause of Le's death was strangulation. Clark and Le worked in the same building where Le's body was found. "It is important to note that this is not about urban crime, university crime, domestic crime but an issue of workplace violence, which is becoming a growing concern around the country," says New Haven Police Chief James Lewis. Yale President Richard Levin adds in a statement that "it is frightening that a member of our own community might have committed this terrible crime. But we must not let this incident shatter our trust in one another."

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.