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DotLab Scientific Advisory Board

DotLab, a women's health company developing a microRNA-based test for endometriosis, has formed its scientific advisory board. Appointees include Kristof Chwalisz, therapeutic area head urology, gynecology at Abbott Laboratories; Anula Jayasuriya, founder and managing director at EXXclaim Capital; Thomas Musci, former chief medical officer at Ariosa Diagnostics (acquired by Roche) and former faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco; Harold Sauer, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System; Eric Surrey, medical director at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine; and Robert Taylor, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and assistant dean and director of the Md-PhD program at the University at Buffalo.

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.