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Oh, Ology. Now We Get it

Stanford graduate student Jason Hoyt created Ologeez, a new paper discussion site. It's open to anyone with an ".edu" or ".ac.uk" email address. Deepak Singh checks it out. "It seems to take aim at building community around papers, drawing elements from other existing services, but in a mix and look n feel that appeal to me," he blogs.

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.