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Omicia's Opal Clinical

Omicia had added a new ACMG scoring module to Opal Clinical, its variant interpretation and reporting software platform. The update to the software will enable clinical labs assess the disease-causing potential of genetic variants using the evidence-based classification system defined by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 

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.