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Kathy Ordoñez

Pacific Biosciences has appointed Kathy Ordoñez to the board of directors. For the last 30 years, she has held leadership positions in the life sciences and diagnostics industries, including as senior vice president of Quest Diagnostics, CEO of Celera, founder of Celera Diagnostics, and president and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems.

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.