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Patrick Terry will join the board of directors at TcLand Expression, a company focused on gene expression biomarkers in immunology. Terry is a co-founder and former director of Genomic Health, and he is a founder of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine. He also is a co-founder and former president of the International Genetic Alliance.


Genetic Alliance has named Lisa Wise to be chief operating officer and James O'Leary to be chief innovation officer. Wise, who has been at Genetic Alliance for five years, will develop partnerships and new funding models. O'Leary will direct strategic innovation and will work with Genetic Alliance's partners.

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.