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Lenard Boggio and Paul Terry

Genome British Columbia has appointed Lenard Boggio and Paul Terry to its board of directors. Boggio currently serves as an independent director on the boards of several publicly listed companies, and serves as commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia. Before, he served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (now the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia), and the chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Terry is currently the president and CEO of PHEMI, an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, and a partner with Magellan Angel Partners. Previously he served as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health and Research, and was one of the entrepreneurs-in-residence at SFU Venture Labs.

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.