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Thomas Hudson has been appointed to the Genome Quebec board of directors. Hudson is president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer and a professor in the department of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto.

Additionally, he founded McGill University and the Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, which he managed from 2002 to 2006. He also served as assistant director of the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research and was one of the founders of the International HapMap Consortium, the Public Population Project in Genomics, and the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

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.