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Studying from a Kindle

According to Ars Technica, Amazon may be reworking its Kindle to get into the college textbook market. This new model is said to be larger and shaped like an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. The article also notes that for students to be interested in the Kindle to house their books, it will have to come down in price and offer enough books to be cost-effective.

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.