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“I don’t see why a fly shouldn’t have had as many if not more genes than we do. A fly can stick upside down on the ceiling, wash its hands while eating, and see a bird coming at it from behind.”

Robin Offord, president of Geneva Proteomics, speaking in May at a genomics computing conference

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.