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SIRS-Lab Licenses OGT Chip Technology to Develop, Market Arrays

NEW YORK, March 18 (GenomeWeb News) - SIRS-Lab of Jena, Germany, has licensed Oxford Gene Technology's DNA chip patents to makes its own arrays and distribute them in Europe, the company said yesterday.

Privately held SIRS-Lab is developing microarray systems for inflammatory diseases.

The company said that the IP complements its Lab-Arraytor products and allows for the expansion of the product portfolio for new applications.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.