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Eureka Genomics Wins AFDIL Contract to Help ID Korean War Remains

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eureka Genomics today announced a multi-year contract with the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory to provide forensic services for the identification of unknown remains from the Korean War.

The contract follows a 12-month project carried out by Eureka with AFDIL, the Hercules, Calif.-based firm said. Eureka Genomics performs bioinformatics analysis from next-generation sequencing data, and it offers sequencing and analysis services to customers in the academic, government, and biotech sectors.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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

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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.