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NanoString Technologies: Mark Winham

Nanostring has appointed Mark Winham as senior vice president of operations. Winham worked for more than 10 years in manufacturing for Applied Biosystems and Life Technologies, serving in roles of increasing responsibility from senior director to vice president of global manufacturing. More recently, he served as chief scientific and operating officer at Wamberg Genomic Advisors. Prior to that, he was chief operating office for Human Longevity, and also previously served as COO of Millennium Health.

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.