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New Products: Sequenom's MaterniT21 Plus

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Sequenom's noninvasive sequencing-based assay to detect fetal trisomy 21 from maternal plasma has been expanded to include trisomies 18 and 13, following the publication of its validation study (see story, this issue). The test has also been renamed MaterniT21 Plus.

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.

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.