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Doing It All

At Under the Microscope, Tunisia Riley speaks with Emily Monosson, who wrote 2008's Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, about how things have changed for women, especially mothers, in the laboratory during the last decade. "In the past it was more limited to traditional, full time research careers," Monosson says, adding that now there are more part-time and non-tenure-track careers. "It also seems the more opportunities there are for women to combine science with family life, the more women will stick with sciences." For the next 10 years, Monosson says that fathers, too, will call for better daycare and flexible schedules.

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.