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Omniome: Richard Shen

Richard Shen has been promoted to president of DNA sequencing platform developer Omniome. Previously, he was chief product officer at the San Diego-based company. In the past, Shen held several positions at Illumina, and before that, he led the high-throughput sequencing facility at Myriad Genetics.

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.