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Michael Hultner

PetaGene has appointed Michael Hultner as senior vice president and general manager of US operations. Hultner will be responsible for growng the company's commercial operations and client support in the US while contributing to the strategic direction of PetaGene and its products, which include PetaSuite and PetaSuite Cloud Edition for genomic data compression. Hultner joins PetaGene from Seven Bridges, where he was chief strategy officer and general manager of national programs. Prior to that he was chief scientist at Leidos, and he has held several executive positions at Lockheed Martin Health & Life Sciences.

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.