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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

David Dooling at PolITigenomics writes about the US House of Representatives bill seeking to limit NIH's new open access policy. "The bill would shift rights away from the article authors, the researchers, and back to large publishing houses," Dooling blogs. He says open access proponents should write to their Congressional reps; his post includes a sample letter to get you started.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, 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.