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Scan of the Sample

And now for a moment of shameless self-promotion: if you haven't seen our new sister blog on clinical labs, The Sample, check it out. Some recent items: The search for a director for Kaiser Permanente's molecular genetics lab has dragged on for at least five weeks. The director, should they ever find one, will oversee the lab's "high-complexity molecular genetics mutation studies for an expanding list of genetic disorders," according to one ad. Blogger Kirell Lakhman also writes that ViraCor Laboratories plans to acquire IBT Laboratories and wonders if that will be a replay of LabCorp's recent acquisition of Monogram Biosciences.

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.