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Chris Grimley

Labcyte has appointed Chris Grimley its VP of marketing. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said Grimley would be responsible for "driving demand for products and services, and growing sales of the Echo liquid handler in emerging application areas such as in synthetic biology, next-generation sequencing, and personalized medicine."

Grimley most recently served as VP of marketing at NanoString Technologies, and also previously was senior director of marketing at Agilent Technologies, heading marketing for that firm's genomics portfolio. He worked for Applied Biosystems from 2004 to 2008, holding positions of increasing responsibility including director of marketing for the company's real-time PCR instrument portfolio, Labcyte said.

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.