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Jaymes Leavitt, Liz Roll, Dan Joy, Mo Krochmal


Jaymes Leavitt (cover and inside photos of Jill Mesirov) is a Boston-based photographer who enjoys working with people. His most recent projects include Gettysburg College, Marie Clair Hong Kong, and Munko Records. He writes, “Genomics is an interesting arena to be a part of. I enjoy helping portray the wonderful people who shape this amazing field.”

Liz Roll (Alden Philbrick, p. 38) is a freelance photographer in Arlington, Virginia. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, she specializes in corporate, editorial and documentary photography. In addition to her work for clients in and around Washington, DC, she has worked as a photographer for the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

HP business development manager Dan Joy was Compaq’s Dan Joy when he showed up with a high-tech digital camera to our All-Stars party last year in San Diego. Since his photos turned out better than the “real” photographer’s shots, this year we didn’t even bother hiring a pro — and begged Dan to bring his camera again. His pics from the GT All-Stars awards party start on page 42.

Mo Krochmal (pronounced “crock mall”) is the newest addition to the GenomeWeb staff. With experience in IT business reporting and sportswriting, and mid-career training at Columbia’s J-school, he was hired this summer to become editor of weekly newsletter BioArray News. Little did we know he’s also a photojournalist. Mo shot pictures during GSAC and even videotaped the editorial team’s sitdown with Craig Venter. Now if only had streaming-video capabilities.

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.