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People in the News: Michael Dugan, Catherine Schnabel

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BioTheranostics this week announced the appointment of Michael Dugan as its new chief medical officer and Catherine Schnabel as its VP of medical, clinical, and regulatory affairs.

Dugan was previously VP and chief medical officer at Roche Molecular Systems. Schnabel joined BioTheranostics in 2009. Previously she handled medical affairs at Amylin Pharmaceuticals and held research roles at Genoptix and Genentech.

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.