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Natera: Rowan Chapman

Rowan Chapman has joined the board of directors of Natera. Most recently, she was head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation for Western North America, Australia, and New Zealand; head of precision diagnostics at GE Healthcare Life Sciences; and managing director of new business creation and head of healthcare investing at GE Ventures. Prior to that, she was a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Chapman holds a BA in biochemistry and a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Cambridge.

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.