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Yonnie Butler, Steven Casey, Mike Pollard, Mark Fish

Yonnie Butler has joined the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as business development director in the business and technology development unit, the organization announced this week. 
Butler was most recently business development executive and managing consultant in charge of several large North American pharmaceutical accounts for Tunnell Consulting
He has also worked for Roche, LabCorp, Magellan Laboratories, Cardinal Health, and PharmaDirections.
Butler succeeds Steven Casey, who has become vice president of the Biotechnology Center’s statewide operations.

RTS Life Science this week announced the appointment of Mike Pollard to the newly created role of technical sales manager for drug delivery automation.
Pollard has been promoted to this new role to support the implementation and further development of RTS Life Science's drug delivery automation strategy, the company said. He will report to the business unit director, Mark Fish.
Pollard has worked for RTS Life Science for the past 12 years. He was most recently the product manager for one of the company's compound storage and retrieval products.

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.