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Halo Genomics has released its HaloPlex PCR BRCA Panel Kit for analyzing regions of interest in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. The kit combines PCR with sequencing library preparation and, according to the company, allows users to increase sample throughput by up to five-fold.

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.