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IDGene s Website Under Reconstruction

NEW YORK, May 25 (GenomeWeb News) - IDGene Pharmaceuticals' website has been "under reconstruction" since at least May 24.


Because of a day-long religious holiday, company representatives could not immediately be reached by phone to find out why the site, which currently does not display any company information, has been down.


IDGene, based in Jerusalem, studies genetic patterns of disease in Ashkenazi Jewish populations.

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.