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Exact Sciences: Jeffrey Elliott

Exact Science has appointed its current CFO Jeffrey Elliott to serve as chief operating officer, effective April 27. Elliott will also continue to serve as executive vice president and CFO, and will now collectively lead the company's financial, accounting, internal audit, investor relations, IT, customer service, analytics, lab operations, manufacturing, and quality functions.

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.