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Insitro: Serafim Batzoglou

Serafim Batzoglou has become chief data officer of San Francisco-based drug discovery and development firm Insitro. He joins the company from Illumina, where he was VP of applied and computational biology. Prior to that, he was a professor of computer science at Stanford University. He is also a cofounder of DNAnexus. Batzoglou holds a PhD in computer science, a master's degree in electrical engineering, and a BS in mathematics and computer science from MIT.

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.