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Matt Watson, Mansoor Mohammed, Robert Ellis

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CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics last week said CEO Matt Watson will step down and will be replaced by Mansoor Mohammed, who is currently president and COO. Watson will stay on with the company for three months as a consultant.
 

 
Robert Ellis has been elected to the board of directors at SciGene, the company said this week. Ellis is currently executive chairman of Biotrove, where he was formerly CEO and president.  
 
Ellis also was vice president of R&D at Affymetrix and was a senior manager at Genometrix, Applied Biosystems, PerkinElmer, and Hewlett Packard.

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.