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23andMe has named Andy Page to its board of directors. He currently serves as president of Gilt Group. Previously he served as chief operating and financial officer at PlayPhone; chief financial officer and senior vice president of business strategy at StubHub; and has held senior executive positions at Panasas, ONI Systems, and Robertson Stephens & Company.


Sera Prognostics has named Sherree Frazier to be VP of sales and marketing. Frazier will head the company's commercial activities, including development and launch of the ProNid diagnostic test to predict preterm birth risk. Frazier formerly was senior director of molecular diagnostics and head of North American clinical sales at Qiagen, and prior to that she was women's health manager at Adeza Biomedical, before it was acquired by Cytyc.

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.