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The Wall Street Journal has an article focusing on Andrew von Eschenbach, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Critics have charged that the FDA can't manage regulations of everything it's supposed to be regulating, and now von Eschenbach responds that "the agency needs more money than the Bush administration has proposed, and it requires a revamped organization to better oversee drug safety and other issues," according to the article.

 

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.