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People in the News: Robert Hoyt, Peter Huang, and Jan Berger


Robert Hoyt has joined GenomeQuest's board of directors
Hoyt is currently Eximo's chief operating officer. Prior to that, he was the general manager of Endeca Technologies which sold to Oracle in 2011.

Cannabis Technologies has hired Peter Huang as its senior bioinformatician. In the role, he will work on enabling the company discover novel cannabis-based drug therapies to add to its growing pipeline.

Prior to joining the company, Huang was a senior bioinformatician at Vineland Research and Innovation Center, and before that, he was a bioinformatics scientist at US Genomics. He has extensive experience and knowledge in software development, database management, and computer system administration. He has an MS in botany and microbiology from Auburn University, and a BS in computer science from Simon Fraser University.

GNS Healthcare has tapped Jan Berger to serve on its board of directors.

Berger is currently president and CEO of Health Intelligence Partners, a consultancy that provides business strategies and solution. She has also served as CVS Caremark's chief clinical officer, among other positions.

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.