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Kevin Harley, Tim Orpin, Richard Shen

Illumina announced a number of personnel changes during its third-quarter conference call last week.
Kevin Harley has joined the firm as vice president of human resources. He previously held a similar position at Intralase. Before Intralase, Harley worked at Edwards Lifesciences and Baxter Healthcare, Illumina said.
Tim Orpin has also joined the company as general manager of Asia Pacific and Japan. Orpin served previously as vice president, Asia Pacific, for Applied Biosystems.

Additionally, Illumina said that Richard Shen has been promoted to vice president of assay biochemistry and reagent manufacturing. He previously served as senior director of array biochemistry.

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.