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Mike Guerra

California Life Sciences Association has appointed Mike Guerra as its CEO and president, effective January 7th. He will succeed Sara Radcliffe, who will be departing the firm to pursue new opportunities. Guerra previously served as VP of the Americas for Avidity Science. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions with VWR International over the last 14 years. His last role at VWR was VP of sales for the western region of the US. 

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.