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ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine: Robert Best

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine has appointed Robert Best to its board of directors. Best currently serves as professor of biomedical sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. In addition, Best serves as director of the clinical laboratories and prenatal screening and the division of genetics and molecular medicine in the obstetrics and gynecology department at USC's School of Medicine. 

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.