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Movers & Shakers: Aug 13, 2010

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German biotech firm Scil Proteins announced this week the appointment of Andreas Menrad, Jurgen Wahl, and Ranier Kroell to its advisory board.

Menrad is vice president of antibody therapeutics at Genzyme's European research site in Cambridge, UK. Previously he was Genzyme's director of research and development and the director of antibody engineering and anti-angiogenesis research at Schering.

Wahl is the former head of biotech production at Roche where he worked for 22 years.

Kroell is the co-founder of GKK Partners, a Munich-based tax consultation and auditing firm.

The Scan

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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.

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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.