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People in the News: Kelly Gardner, Josh Molho, Brock Siegel, Gary Zweiger, Jenny Rooke, Chris Hadsell, Katleen Verleysen, Anastasia Rader

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Protein analysis firm Zephyrus Biosciences launched this week with Kelly Gardner as CEO, Josh Molho as chief technology officer, Brock Siegel as chief operating officer, Gary Zweiger as chief business development officer, Jenny Rooke as chief marketing officer, and Chris Hadsell as chief financial officer.


Katleen Verleysen is stepping down as CEO of protein biomarker firm Pronota following the company's absorption into MyCartis, its joint venture with Biocartis. Verleysen will be moving to a consultant role with clients including Biocartis and other life science firms.


BG Medicine said this week that it has let go included Senior Vice President, Executive Operations and Human Resources, Anastasia Rader. Her layoff comes as part of a larger restructuring in which the company laid-off 12 of its 22 employees.

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.