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Exagen Diagnostics, a rheumatology-focused diagnostics company, announced that Arthur Weinstein will become its newest board member and advise the company's scientific team. Weinstein is a professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, as well as the associate chairman of the medicine department and head of the rheumatology division at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

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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.