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CeGaT Diagnostic Panel Update

CeGaT has launched an update of its diagnostics panel for epilepsy, metabolic, and brain development disorders. The update combines all three areas of disease on one gene panel, and includes 639 genes, divided into 28 gene-sets according to their clinical importance for each single area of disease. The panel was also adjusted to increase sequencing coverage within clinically relevant areas, the company said.

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.