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LexaGene: Steven Armstrong

LexaGene has appointed Steven Armstrong as senior director of operations as part of the firm's plans to oversee its submission for US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization of its commercial technology and other regulatory approvals. Armstrong's career includes obtaining FDA and global regulatory approvals in over 100 countries for more than 50 devices. 

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.