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Catalog DNA: David Turek

Catalog DNA, a startup pursuing DNA data storage and computing technology, has named David Turek as CTO. He will oversee technical strategy, business development, and collaborations. Turek joins Catalog after 20 years at IBM, where he led commercialization of the Deep Blue supercomputer, which famously defeated chess legend Garry Kasparov in a series of matches held in 1997. Turek was also involved in creating IBM's Roadrunner and Blue Gene supercomputers.

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.