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Booger the Pitbull Terrier Times Five

Lee Byeong-Chun and scientists from Seoul National University and RNL Bio cloned five puppies from customer Bernann McKinney's pitbull terrier, Booger. McKinney says she was especially attached to Booger since he fought off another dog that attacked her and then became her service dog as she healed. Lee was involved in the cloning of Snuppy in 2005. The puppies were born July 28th and are called Booger Bernann, Booger Ra, Booger Lee, Booger Hong, and Booger Park.

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.