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Why Not Use Both?

At Albin Paul's microarray blog, he announces that NimbleGen Systems and 454 Life Sciences have teamed up with Baylor College of Medicine to create “sequence capture” technology. The technique combines chips with next-gen sequencing, the end goal being to create a whole-genome human exome microarray that is faster and cheaper than using PCR for selective resequencing. Baylor's Richard Gibbs presented at Venter's GME conference in October.

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.