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We Always Wondered About Klumpfuss and Bride of Sevenless

A paper in Genome Biology with senior author Mark Gerstein looks at current names and naming protocols for genes and offers an organization system for "strange and notable gene names," the authors write. "We hope this analysis provides clues to better steer gene naming in the future." Michael Seringhaus and Philip Cayting are co-authors.

 

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.