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Quantum-Si: Michael Mina

Single-molecule proteomics firm Quantum-Si has appointed Michael Mina as chief medical advisor. Mina is assistant professor of epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, and pathology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He is also a professor and associate medical director in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He holds an MD and PhD from Emory University and competed his postdoc in infectious diseases at Princeton University and Harvard Med.

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.