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908 Devices: Kevin Hrusovsky

908 Devices, a company specializing in handheld and desktop mass spectrometry devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, has appointed Kevin Hrusovsky as chairman of its board of directors. Hrusovsky has served on the company's board since 2013. He is currently chairman, CEO, and president of Quanterix, and is the founder of Powering Precision Health, a nonprofit global think tank composed of medical, research, and financial experts.

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.