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Todd Lowe, Nicholas Naclerio


The University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering has hired Todd Lowe to fill its newly created microarray faculty position. Lowe comes to UCSC from Stanford University, where he completed postdoctoral work in David Botstein’s lab combining computational genetics and DNA microarrays. In the Botstein lab, Lowe’s work focused on creating microarrays for extreme hyperthermophilic Archaea. Lowe completed his doctoral work in Sean Eddy’s lab at Washington University, St. Louis, where he received his PhD in molecular genetics in 1999.

Zyomyx has hired Nicholas Naclerio as its new vice president and chief business officer. Naclerio formerly served as founding vice president of Motorola Biochips.

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.