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Broad Institute: René Salazar

René Salazar has joined the Broad Institute as chief equity officer, a newly created position, and has become a member of the institute's executive leadership team. Previously, he was assistant dean for diversity and a professor of internal medicine and medical education at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Salazar holds a medical degree from the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Medicine.

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.