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The Genome Guru Speaks

George Church has been making the news lately with his Personal Genome Project, being on the advisory boards of both 23andMe and Knome -- as well as going for the Archon X Prize. MIT's Tech Review interviewed Church about all of his endeavors, and what might be on the entrance exam to the Personal Genome Project. (Hint: it'll see if you understand basic genetics, the possibility of re-identification, and informed consent.)

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.