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DNA Day Festivities

23andMe's Spittoon blog has a list of events to brighten up your DNA Day. You can head on over to the National Human Genome Research Institute chat room to ask NHGRI folks some questions. If you are near Chapel Hill or St. Louis, you can get trained as a DNA ambassador and visit local classrooms. In Oklahoma City, the community college is hosting a DNA Day symposium. If you are in the New York Metro Area, head over to the Brooklyn Public Library where the public can learn about genetics and genomics. There's a lot going on around the country and even internationally, so enjoy your DNA Day.

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.