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Affy to Open Unit in Japan; Amersham to Cease GeneChip Support Jan. 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 - Affymetrix yesterday said it will open a wholly owned subsidiary in Japan to streamline sales, marketing, and support for its GeneChip arrays in that market.


The office, which will open in Tokyo on Jan. 1, will formally take responsibility from Amersham Biosciences, which has been Affy's commission agent in Japan, Affy said.


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The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.