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Exact Sciences Says EU Patent Office Upholds DNA Patent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences said Thursday that the European Patent Office has upheld a patent for one of its DNA technologies after another diagnostics company challenged the validity of the patent.
 
Exact Sciences did not disclose the name of the company that challenged the patent, but described the challenger as “a major diagnostics company.”

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.