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Movers & Shakers: Nov 5, 2010


Denator this week announced it has appointed Marten Winge vice president for business development.

Previously, Winge was CEO of proteomics company Proxeon, which was purchased by Thermo Fisher Scientific in April.

Waters this week announced partnerships with several researchers as part of its new Centers of Innovation Program, which the company has launched in an effort to build collaborations with scientists working on UPLC-MS platforms.

The scientists include Jeremy Nicholson, professor and chair in biological chemistry, department of surgery and cancer, Imperial College; John Engen, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Northeastern University; James Scrivens, department of biological sciences, University of Warwick; and Julie Leary, department of molecular and cellular biology, University of California, Davis.

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.