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Robin Thurston

Robin Thurston has become CEO of Illumina's personal genomics spinoff Helix. Most recently, he was chief digital officer at Under Armour, where he defined the strategy of the company's Connected Fitness business. He is also a cofounder of MapMyFitness.

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.