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Illumina has appointed Daniel Grosu as Chief Medical Officer, a newly created position at the company. Grosu will play a key role in building Illumina’s diagnostic capabilities through collaborations with regulatory agencies, internal product development teams, and Illumina’s CLIA-certified clinical laboratory, the company said.

Prior to joining Illumina, Grosu was group director of clinical science and clinical and medical affairs at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. He also was previously the director and leader of global clinical development and diagnostic imaging at Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Grosu also has worked for Siemens Medical Solutions.

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.

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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.