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Firefly Awards $120K in Research Products under Grant Program

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Firefly BioWorks said this week that it has awarded $120,000 in grant funding to support 12 projects that involve the profiling of large numbers of samples over multiple microRNA targets.

The awards can be used to purchase the company’s miRNA research products and services, including its FirePlex miRSelect multiplexed assays for miRNA expression analysis.

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.