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Redesign or Resign

Medical Hypotheses editor Bruce Charlton was given an ultimatum , ScienceInsider reports. The journal's publisher, Elsevier, told Charlton that it will not renew his contract unless significant editorial changes are made ― namely, that the journal implement a peer-review system, among other things. Last week, we at the Daily Scan blogged about researchers' rally for support for the radical journal. ScienceInsider reports that "Elsevier's move is the latest in an eight-month battle over the journal," and that Charlton says he will not revamp the journal's editorial policies, nor will he resign.

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.