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People in the News: Protea and CyVek

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Protea Biosciences announced this week that it has appointed Thijs Spoor and Josiah Austin to its board of directors.

Spoor is currently chairman of the board, CEO, and president of FluoroPharma Medical. Previously he was chief financial officer for Sunstone Biosciences.

Austin is currently the managing member of El Coronado Holdings. He previously served on the boards of Monterey Bay Bancorp, New York Bancorp, and North Forth Bancorporation.


CyVek this week appointed Sheila Burns vice president of sales and marketing.

Burns was previously senior director of global strategic marketing at Luminex and before that held senior level positions at Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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.