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John Gallagher

Becton Dickinson's board of directors has elected John Gallagher to the new position of vice president, corporate finance. Gallagher will replace Joseph Mercurio as BD's principal accounting officer, while remaining the firm's treasurer. Mercurio is moving to another undisclosed position within BD. 

Gallagher was most recently VP of business planning and analysis, and treasurer at BD. Prior to that, he was the company's VP and treasurer from 2012 to 2013. He was VP of financial planning and analysis at NBC Universal before joining BD.

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.