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Merilee Raines

Merilee Raines has joined Affymetrix's board of directors and will serve as a member of the audit committee. Raines served as CFO of Idexx Laboratories from 2003 until her retirement in 2013. Prior to this, she held various management positions at Idexx, including vice president of finance, treasurer, director of finance, and controller.

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.