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Steven Verhoeven

Steven Verhoeven has been named CEO of Hasselt, Belgium-based PCR interpretation software vendor UgenTec, effective Jan. 15, taking over from Wouter Uten. Company founder Uten will transition into the role of chief operational officer. Verhoeven has been head of genomics software for Agilent Technologies in Lexington, Massachusetts, since 2015. Prior to that job, he was COO of Belgian genomics software company Cartagenia.

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.