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Randy Scott

Invitae Chairman Randy Scott has joined the board of directors of cancer early detection firm Freenome, which also includes the company's CEO Gabriel Otte, Chief Operating Officer Riley Ennis, and Vijay Pande general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Scott cofounded Incyte in 1991, where he served as chairman, CSO, and president. In 2000, he cofounded and led Genomic Health, and in 2012, he became CEO of Invitae before his appointment as executive chairman this year. 

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.