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Olivier Elemento

Olivier Elemento has been named director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, succeeding Mark Rubin, the institute's founding director. Elemento was most recently director of the institute's computational biology group. He is also the associate director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Institute for Computational Biomedicine and co-leader of the Genetics, Epigenetics, and Systems Biology program in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University Paul Sabatier, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from INSA Toulouse, and a doctorate in computational biology from the University of Montpellier/CNRS.

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.