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A Journal of Their Own

At the Scientific Indian, Selva quotes from a New Scientist article that argues for developing countries to have their own science journals. The New Scientist piece says that local medical journals would not only cater better to the needs of the community but would also develop the local research culture. "Developing countries are beginning to take ownership of the research they undertake. Now they must start to take control of where that research is published," writes Priya Sherry. Selva adds that developing countries could also benefit from having a local science magazine.

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.