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Stephen David, Sunny Tam, John Reed

Stephen David has joined Nonlinear Dynamics' strategic marketing team. Stephen joins Nonlinear from GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham Biosciences, where he served as DiGE global applications specialist, and helped develop GE Healthcare's DeCyder DiGE-specific 2D image analysis product.


Sunny Tam has joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School as research associate professor, and Douglas Hinerfeld as research assistant professor, both of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, UMMS said last week. The two researchers come to UMMS from Charles River Proteomic Services, which closed down last year. They will participate in running the new UMMS Proteomic Consortium


John Reed, president of the non-profit Burnham Institute, has joined the board of directors of Pharmion. Reed is scientific co-founder of Idun Pharmaceuticals and GMP/Diagnostics, and serves on the board of directors of Stratagene and Biocom, an industry organization.

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.