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John Kraeutler

John Kraeutler will retire as CEO from Meridian Bioscience as part of a planned transition as soon as the firm finds his successor. He will remain as executive chairman of Meridian's board of directors and will be available to assist the new CEO during the transition and onboarding phase, the firm said in a statement. Kraeutler joined the company as CEO in 1992.

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.