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Molecular diagnostics shop CombiMatrix
Corporation
has hired Trilochan Sahoo as its new director of cytogenetics. Sahoo will report to Chief Medical Officer Wes Tyson. Before joining CombiMatrix, Sahoo was senior director of clinical cytogenetics at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute.


HTG Molecular Diagnostics announced that Patrick Roche has joined the firm as its new senior VP for IVD assay development. Roche comes to HTG from Ventana Medical Systems where he was VP of translational diagnostics and where he led companion diagnostics development efforts with pharmaceutical partners. Before Ventana, Roche was director of the immunohistochemistry clinical lab at the Mayo Clinic.

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.