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Humor, We Hope: Jun 1, 2012

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Respondents to Genome Technology's 2012 salary survey were asked what types of benefits they are offered as part of their compensation. While some sadly said "none," many shared a variety of perks they receive. Some of those submissions appear in this word search — try to decipher the clues and then find those answers in the puzzle. Clue answers appear below.

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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.