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Rob Fannon

Cancer Genetics has hired Rob Fannon as vice president of operations in the Research Triangle Park, NC location. Fannon comes to Cancer Genetics from Roche Molecular's BioSpecimen Management division, where he oversaw biospecimen acquisition, panel production, project management, and client relations. Fannon holds an MPH and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

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.