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Qiagen's Hereditary Disease Analysis Workflow

Qiagen has launched a new solution for studying hereditary diseases that combines several bioinformatics products in its portfolio, including its biomedical genomics workbench, biomedical genomics server solution, Ingenuity Variant Analysis, and Human Gene Mutation Database. According to the company, the combined products enable end-to-end identification and interpretation of causal variants in hereditary and rare diseases from next-generation sequencing data.

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.