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Harvard University Professor Raju Kucherlapati will serve as an Obama Administration adviser on genetic and genomic issues in his role as a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.


Ambry Genetics announced the promotion of Ardy Arianpour to VP of Business Development. The company hired Arianpour last year as its director of business development for genomic services. Before coming to Ambry, Arianpour was manager of business development for Cogenics.

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.