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People in the News: Art Krieg, Philip Ranker, Richard Ho

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Art Krieg has been named as CSO of RNA drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics.

Krieg previously served as CEO of gene-activation firm Rana Therapeutics, which he cofounded in 2011. Before that, he led Pfizer's oligonucleotide therapeutics unit.

He remains a Rana senior advisor and scientific advisory board member.


Troubled RNAi drug firm Marina Biotech disclosed this month the resignations of CFO Philip Ranker and executive VP of research and development Richard Ho.

The departures come after Marina shut down essentially all of its operations in mid-2012 due to lack of funding.

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.