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Eugene Kolker, Gus Salem

Eugene Kolker has been appointed chief data officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Kolker is also president and director of the Biatech Institute.

Gus Salem was recently named vice president and general manager of Agilent Technologies' Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Group’s LC/MS division. Salem replaces Taia Ergueta. Salem had been president and CEO of Assay Designs. Before that, he was division manager of Bio-Rad Laboratories’ protein separation division.

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.