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But the Real Question Is, Were There Originally Fifteen?

If you've been in need of a good protein-related laugh, Blogger Bosco at Trapped in the USA delivers. Don't miss his entertaining list of the Ten Commandments of Protein Folding. Some samples:

  • Thou shalt have no other structure before the one true native structure.
  • Thou shalt not make unto thee any false structure of the native state, or any likeness of any structure such as predicted by molecular dynamics or homology modeling programs.
  • Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's structure, as designated by SCOP or CATH, nor his sequence, nor his function, for thy structure has been given thee by thy sequence alone.


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.