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IDbyDNA: Adrian Egli, Tamara Feldblyum, Karl Voelkderding, Christopher Woods, Stephen Young

IDbyDNA has made several appointments to its scientific advisory board. Joining the board are Adrian Egli, head of clinical bacteriology and mycology at University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; Tamara Feldblyum, former branch chief in the Division of Microbiology Devices at the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health; Karl Voelkerding, an expert in genomics and a member of the College of American Pathologists and the Association for Molecular Pathology; Christopher Woods, executive director of the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health and professor of medicine and pathology at Duke University; and Stephen Young, director of research and clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratory.

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.