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People in the News: Dec 8, 2009

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Affymetrix this week named Andrew Last to the position of chief commercial officer.

Prior to joining Affymetrix, Last served on the leadership team of BD Biosciences' cell analysis unit, where he was vice president of global marketing and strategic planning and general manager of BD's San Diego-based Pharmingen business.

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.