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Roswell Biotechnologies: Mike Aicher

Roswell Biotechnologies, a company developing single-molecular analysis platforms based on semiconductor chip technology, has appointed Mike Aicher as chairman of its board of directors. Aicher was president and founder of Alveo Technologies, an infectious disease testing startup. He cofounded and served as CEO of the National Genetics Institute (which became part of LabCorp in 2000) for more than two decades. He is also an executive director at Genetic Signatures, chairman of CytoBay, and a member of Techcyte's board of directors. Aicher previously served on the board of directors for Fabric Genomics, and was a board member of Ariosa until its acquisition by Roche.

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.