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David Barker, Sean Paolini, and Warren Robinson

BioNano Genomics has appointed David Barker as chairman of the board, Sean Paolini as vice president of finance, and Warren Robinson as vice president of global sales and marketing. Barker has served on the BioNano board for several years, and previously served as CSO of Illumina. Paolini comes to BioNano after supporting a portfolio of companies in the diagnostic, medical device, and technology sectors. Warren most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing at Life Technologies.

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.