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Researching Finding Research

Discovering Biology in a Digital World blogs about her experiment with PubMed to find the best way to search for free articles. What returned the most results, she found, was using PubMed and limiting the articles to those with free full text. Her loyal readers track back with a plethora of comments on the ways they find free publications

Somewhat related is another ScienceBlogs post by Carl Zimmer of The Loom, in which he asks for advice on what to bring to the table at a future "Science and Media Summit." Quite a few readers advised to increase open access, as science journalists who have access to the original research will write more informed pieces. Go figure!

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.