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Fluidigm's Polaris

Fluidigm said this week that it will provide attendees of the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting a first look at the firm's new Polaris single-cell research system. Polaris integrates cell selection, isolation, dose, culture, and molecular preparation into a single workflow. According to the firm, it will enable researchers to directly correlate gene expression with environmental conditions and phenotypic information. Fluidigm plans to begin shipping the new system mid-year.

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.