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Udit Batra

Merck KGaA announced Udit Batra will lead the combined business resulting from the German firm's $17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich. The deal is expected to be completed mid-2015. Batra has been CEO and president of Merck since March 2014. He joined the company in 2011 as head of its consumer health business.

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.