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People in the News: Dec 7, 2010

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Martin Madaus has joined the board of directors for array maker Quanterix. Madaus recently was president, CEO, and chairman for Millipore, and before that he was president and CEO at Roche Diagnostics and vice president of business development for Roche Molecular Diagnostics. He currently is a director of the Massachusetts High Technology Council.


Sharps Compliance has appointed Ramsey Hashem to the newly established role of chief operating officer. Hashem joins Sharps from Affymetrix, where he served as senior vice president of global commercial operations from 2007 to 2010. Before that, Hashem spent six years with GE Healthcare.

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.