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We Feel Your Pain

At Blue Lab Coats, blogger drdrA laments the grant writing process, claiming that she's got "grant writer burnout. I've fallen into proposal purgatory and can't get out…! " she writes. Some things that drive her crazy are the rewriting process, preparing the additional paperwork, like collaboration letters and project summary, and having to juggle two separate, different proposals at the same time.

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.