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Lee Hartwell, Elliott Burkland

Lee Hartwell and Elliott Burkland have joined the board of directors of SEngine Precision Medicine. Hartwell is the former president and director of the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. He received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2001. Burkland is an investor in SEngine.

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.