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Affymetrix Axiom Turkey Genotyping Array

Affymetrix has launched the Axiom Turkey Genotyping Array for turkey breeding.

The array measures SNP biomarkers that can be associated with improved traits such as meat characteristics, health outcomes, and fertility.

Affymetrix developed the array in collaboration with the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Aviagen, and Hendrix Genetics.

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.