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People in the News: Susan Gross, Christopher Mitton

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Natera has appointed Susan Gross chief medical officer. She is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women's health, pediatrics and genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where she has served as a member of the faculty since 1994. She is also the founding director of Einstein's Program for Jewish Genetic Health and the founder of the Human Genetics Laboratory at Jacobi Medical Center, which was developed to provide the underserved with equal access to state-of-the-art prenatal genetic services.


Cancer Genetics has appointed Christopher Mitton as director of national account development and sales operations. Previously, he led the North American sales of leukemia and solid tumor molecular diagnostic tests for Qiagen. He has also held diagnostic sales roles at Ipsogen, Bayer HealthCare, Abbott Diagnostics, and BioChem Immunosystems.

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.