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Will Do Research for Debt Relief

If you're over your head with student loan debt and are into doing clinical research, NIH has a program for you. They are now accepting applications for their extramural Loan Repayment Program. The LRP will pay up to $35,000 of your educational loan debt each year if you commit to doing at least two years of biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit institution. Just listen to the slogan: "You do the research. NIH will repay your student loans."

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.