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French immunologist Jean Dausset died earlier this month at the age of 92. In 1958, he discovered the human leukocyte antigen, HLA, and shared the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1980 with George Snell and Baruj Benacerraf. In 1984, Dausset founded the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain, today called the Foundation Jean Dausset-CEPH, which helped create a genetic and physical map of the human genome.

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.