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Diabetes Gets the Genome Treatment

A genome-wide analysis of patients with type 2 diabetes has been completed and made publicly available. The data is a result of a collaborative study begun in 2004 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,
LundUniversity , and Novartis to determine the genetic links to type 2 diabetes. The study is part of the Diabetes Genetics Initiative (DGI), an international collaboration that aims to unlock the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes.

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.