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Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer has joined NantHealth in the newly created position of chief medical officer. Palmer was previously senior vice president, medical affairs at Foundation Medicine. Prior to that, he was CMO of On-Q-ity and has held leadership positions at Genomic Health, Kosan Biosciences, Salmedix, and Amgen.

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.