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People in the News: Subra Suresh

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National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh plans to leave his post at the end of March to accept an appointment as president of Carnegie Mellon University, NSF said this week. Suresh was nominated to run the agency in 2010, and previously he was dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been on leave as an engineering professor at MIT while he has been directing NSF.

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.