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Movers & Shakers: Jul 23, 2009


Gilbert Omenn has been named to the scientific advisory board of Pro-Pharmaceuticals, the company said last week.

Ommen, a professor of internal medicine, human genetics, and public health at the University of Michigan where he is also director of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics. He is vice president of the Human Proteome Organization and chair of HUPO Initiatives as well as chair of HUPO's Human Plasma Proteome Project.

Newton, Mass.-based Pro-Pharmaceuticals discovers, develops, and commercializes carbohydrate therapeutics for cancer and fibrosis.

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.