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Personalis: Robert Bruce

Personalis has appointed Robert Bruce to the newly created position of vice president of reimbursement. Bruce previously worked at Clinical Genomics, where he served as VP of reimbursement and interim CFO. Prior to Clinical Genomics he provided reimbursement and financial consulting services to a range of private and public companies, after serving in senior management roles with Enterix and Binax. He holds a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton University and an MBA from the School of Management at Yale University.

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.