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Deanna Church

10x Genomics has appointed Deanna Church as senior director of applications. Church will be utilizing the company's powerful Linked-Read data to develop methods for unlocking critical molecular and cellular information. She comes to the company from Personalis, where she served as senior director of genomics and content. Prior to that, Church worked for the National Center for Biotechnology for 14 years.

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.