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GenomSys: Alessio Ascari

GenomSys has hired longtime digital health consultant Alessio Ascari as CEO. Ascari joins the Lausanne, Switzerland-based bioinformatics startup after running his own consultancy as well as leading a digital therapeutics startup that helps patients manage blood pressure. He is a former leader of McKinsey's global mobile health initiative. 

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.