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Tom Civik

Tom Civik has been appointed as chief commercial officer of Foundation Medicine and will start his new position in mid November. Most recently, he was a vice president and franchise leader at Genentech, where he was responsible for several oncology products. Earlier, he held various commercial positions at Sanofi-Synthelabo. Civik holds a BA from St. Norbert College and a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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.