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Foundation Medicine: Dymeka Harrison

Foundation Medicine has appointed Dymeka Harrison as chief commercial officer, where she will develop and execute global clinical commercial strategy and strengthen customer relationships, as well as establish new partnerships. She most recently served as VP of global strategic marketing at Abbott, overseeing global marketing efforts for the firm's rapid diagnostics division. Harrison also worked at Qiagen as VP of sales for its QuantiFeron and AmniSure businesses and was a national sales manager in the clinical division at BioMérieux. She has also served as a sales director at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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.