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Marc LePage

Marc LePage has been appointed presdient and CEO of Genome Canada, effective Jan. 4. LePage has served as president and CEO of Génome Québec since 2011. Prior to this, he was special advisor for climate change and energy at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC; and consul general in the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.

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.