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Patrick Terry will join the board of directors at TcLand Expression, a company focused on gene expression biomarkers in immunology. Terry is a co-founder and former director of Genomic Health, and he is a founder of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine. He also is a co-founder and former president of the International Genetic Alliance.


Genetic Alliance has named Lisa Wise to be chief operating officer and James O'Leary to be chief innovation officer. Wise, who has been at Genetic Alliance for five years, will develop partnerships and new funding models. O'Leary will direct strategic innovation and will work with Genetic Alliance's partners.

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.