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Bionano Genomics: Richard Shippy

Bionano Genomics has added Richard Shippy as cheif business officer. Shippy brings over two decades of experience in the life sciences industry. He comes to Bionano from Cradle Genomics, where he was VP of commercial operations and a cofounder. He also was senior director of strategic product marketing in reproductive and genetic health at Illumina and senior director of product marketing at Affymetrix. 

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.