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Gene Codes' Sequencher 5.3

Gene Codes has released Sequencher 5.3, the latest version of its DNA sequence and analysis software. This release incorporates the Cufflinks suite for RNA-seq analysis, visualization tools for exploring differential expression data, and enhancements to Sequencher Connections, a new interface that lets uses run multiple analyses in parallel.

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.