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Jeff Elliott

Exact Sciences has appointed Jeff Elliott as CFO. He joined the company as vice president of business development and strategy in June and will begin his new role effective immediately. Before joining Exact Sciences, Elliott served as a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird. Previously in his career, he worked in various positions at Walgreens and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

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.