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Christian Henry

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Christian Henry to its board of directors. Henry has served in executive level positions at Illumina for more than 10 years, including most recently as executive VP and chief commercial officer. Prior to joining Illumina, he served as CFO of Tickets.com and VP of finance at Affymetrix. He is also on the board at Ginkgo Bioworks and WAVE Life Sciences.

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.