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Eric Whitaker

Eric Whitaker has become general counsel of 10x Genomics. Most recently, he was chief legal officer at cloud computing software company Nutanix. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and chief legal officer at SanDisk, and before that, he was general counsel and corporate secretary at Tesla.

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.