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Caris Life Sciences: Mike Weinstein

Caris Life Sciences has appointed Mike Weinstein as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining the company, Weinstein served as senior VP of strategy at Medtronic and was a member of the company's executive committee. Before working at Medtronic he was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase, leading the firm's equity research healthcare group. Weinstein is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves on the board of advisors for the university's McDonough School of 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.