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Oxford Nanopore Technologies: John O'Higgins, Clive Brown

John O'Higgins and Clive Brown have joined the board of directors of Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the company said this week. According to a regulatory filing, the appointments were made last September. Brown is the company's chief technology officer. O'Higgins, who joined the board as a non-executive director, is the former CEO of Spectris, an instrumentation and controls company. He holds non-executive roles at several other companies and is a member of the corporate advisory board of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in the UK.

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.