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Geisinger: Christa Lese Martin

Geisinger Health System has named Christa Lese Martin as CSO. Martin, the founding director of the Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute at Geisinger, has served as interim CSO since December and previously was associate CSO at the health system. She will lead clinical research programs across the entire organization, directing a team of more than 500 researchers in precision health, genomics, data science, population health, implementation science, health services, bioethics, and clinical trials. Martin, cochair of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics' Secondary Findings Working Group, was operations director of Emory Genetics Clinical Laboratory at Emory University before joining Geisinger in 2013.

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.