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Randy Scott, Sean George

Invitae President and Chief Operating Officer Sean George will take over as CEO, effective immediately, the company announced. Current CEO Randy Scott will continue full time at Invitae serving as executive chairman of the board of directors. The changes come as the company is focused on driving global growth in genetic testing. Previously, George was a co-founder and CEO of genetic analysis startup Locus Development. Scott previously served as executive chairman at Genomic Health and chief operating officer at personal genomics firm Navigenics.

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.