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Paul Schindel, art director of Genome Technology, first became involved in media design while in high school in Maplewood, NJ, where he also played on the Columbia HS Ultimate Frisbee team. After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communications, Paul created advertising campaigns for radio stations and newspapers in New York and New Jersey; in 1985 he wrote one of the best-known and longest-lasting telephone numbers in direct marketing: 1-800-OK-CABLE.

Kirell Lakhman, editor of GenomeWeb.com, launched SNPtech Reporter in January. The new weekly newsletter is the fourth published by Genome Technology parent GenomeWeb. Kirell’s Seussian contribution to this month’s Blunt End (p. 58) was originally to be a limerick, but Kirell needed reminding that GT is a family publication.

Illustrator Paul Sharp (“Terrible Twos,” p. 50) and his wife Alice live and work in their home in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. A freelance illustrator for 13 years, Paul was an art director for Random House. “I have done illustrations for books, magazines, product packaging, and party goods,” Paul says, “and I have drawn plenty of mice and toddlers. But I can’t recall ever drawing the two on the same page.”

 

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.