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Brian Ward, Stella Quan, Stefan Mllner, Christoph Hls

The DNA Repair Company has appointed Brian Ward as executive vice president and named Stella Quan senior director of product development.
Ward formerly was senior VP for Genomic Health. He also has served as president of medical genetic services and senior vice president of operations at Myriad Genetic Laboratories, and he has worked at Genzyme Genetics and at the University of Colorado.
Quan was director of immunoassay development for bioMérieux, was senior director of operations at Tripath Oncology, and was involved in research and development at Chiron.

Stefan Müllner has been named the new CEO of Protagen, succeeding Christoph Hüls, who is leaving the firm to join an unnamed pharmaceutical company. Müllner has been the firm's chief scientific officer.

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.