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Now This Just Takes All the Fun Out of Writing Microsoft-Hacking Widgets

At his blog, Microsoft architect Savas Parastatidis alerts readers to a new module for the company's Office suite. Regular GTO readers are probably aware that it's rare for us to say nice things about the computing giant, but this actually looks useful: known as the Article Authoring Add-in, the tool "provides authors of scientific articles with the ability to read and write files from Word 2007 into the XML format used by the National Library of Medicine for archiving articles [in NIH databases]."


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.