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People in the News: Mar 18, 2011 (rev. 1)

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David Sexton has joined Sapio Sciences as director of consulting.

Sexton previously was director of the Computational Genomics Core at Vanderbilt University.

At Sapio, he will work with the company's Exemplar LIMS customers and will also oversee the firm's services offering for next-generation sequencing data management and analysis.


Anuradha Acharya, founder and CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions, has been named a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

The organization this year named 190 Young Global Leaders, a distinction that recognizes "professional achievements, commitment to society at large, and prospective contribution to shaping the global future."

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.