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Helomics Precision Oncology Insights Program

Helomics announced that it has launched its new Precision Oncology Insights platform, which provides a personalized oncology roadmap for oncologists and their patients. Having agreed to be acquired by Precision Therapeutics in June, Helomics will offer the platform as a tool to test living tumor tissue from the patient to determine how the tumors respond to drugs. Helomics then integrates the drug response with other genomic and molecular data. The firm's artificial intelligence knowledge base, D-CHIP (Dynamic Clinical Health Insights), then analyzes the data to generate a roadmap that provides additional context to help personalize patient treatment.

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.