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Brynn Levy has been elected president of the Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium. Levy, who is director of clinical cytogenetics at Columbia University Medical Center, will take the reins of the organization from current president Anwar Iqbal next year.


Dale Levitzke has been appointed vice president of global sales for life sciences at NanoString Technologies. Levitzke joins the company from Illumina, where he was senior director and global sales manager for the company's PCR division.

Previously, he was head of global sales for Helixis, general manager of Corbett Robotics, and core facility manager at the University of Newcastle's Analytical and Biomolecular Research Facility. He holds a BS in molecular biology from La Trobe University Melbourne.


Agendia has named Stefan Glück to be chair of its medical advisory board. Glück is a professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He spent five years as clinical director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute and had previously served as director of the Southern Alberta Breast Cancer Program at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and as a professor at the University of Calgary.

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.