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Movers & Shakers: May 14, 2009


Bruker announced last week the re-election of Tony Keller, Rich Kniss, Joerg Laukien, and William Linton to its board as Class III directors at the company annual shareholder meeting.

Each will serve a three-year term ending at Bruker's 2012 shareholder meeting, or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.

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.