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InterVenn Biosciences: Stephana Patton, Randolph Barr

InterVenn Biosciences, a company using mass spec-based glycoproteomic biomarker analysis for precision medicine research, has named Stephana Patton as chief legal officer and Randolph Barr as chief information and security officer.

Patton most recently served as general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer at Elger Biopharmaceuticals. She also previously served as general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer at BioTime; and vice president, general counsel, and commercial compliance officer at BioDelivery Sciences International.

Barr most recently was head of security operations at Zoom Video Communications. He has also served as chief security officer at Cisco-Webex; communications senior vice president and chief information and security officer (CISO) at Topia; and senior VP and CISO at Aryaka.

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.