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Privacy or Funding: You Can Have One But Not Both

The Wall Street Journal reports that recent criticism of universities' disclosure policies has "some major universities ... reviewing the way they handle funding from drug companies." More than 20 schools have now been contacted by the US Senate Finance committee in an investigation of the situation, and ranking Republican Charles Grassley "wants NIH to start yanking grants to universities that fail to report their researchers' outside income from drug firms, as required by law," the article says.

 

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.