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Tempus: Lauren Silvis

Tempus hired Lauren Silvis to the newly created position of senior vice president of external affairs, in charge of all regulatory, public policy, and government affairs for the fast-growing precision medicine company. An attorney by trade, Silvis had most recently been chief of staff to former US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. She will based in Tempus' soon-to-be-opened office in Washington, DC. 

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.