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Judith Wolf, Donald Munroe, Daniel Chan, Robert Bristow, Calaneet Balas

Vermillion has formed a strategic and medical advisory board that it said will be led by Chief Medical Officer Judith Wolf and Chief Science Officer Donald Munroe.

The company named as charter members of the board Daniel Chan; director of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Center for Biomarker Discovery and Translation; Robert Bristow, director of gynecologic oncology and vice-chair for clinical affairs and quality improvement at the University of California, Irvine; and Calaneet Balas, CEO of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

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.