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Tim Barabe

Former Affymetrix CFO Tim Barabe has been appointed to the board of Vigilant Biosciences. He retired as CFO of Affy in 2013. Before joining Affy, he was senior vice president and CFO of Human Genome Sciences from 2006 to 2010 and was CFO of Regent Medical from 2004 to 2006. Barabe also serves on the board of Opexa Therapeutics and ArQule.

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.