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Douglas Rex, Philip Schoenfeld, Deborah Fisher, Scott Ramsey, Fran Tuttle

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Epigenomics has named the first members for its new colorectal cancer medical advisory board. Appointees include Douglas Rex, professor of medicine at Indiana University’s School of Medicine; Philip Schoenfeld, associate professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine; Deborah Fisher, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University; and Scott Ramsey, associate professor of medicine and health services at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
 

 
Fran Tuttle has been appointed to join Xceed Molecular’s board of trustees. Tuttle is president and CEO of HX Diagnostics, and formerly was CEO of Protedyne and senior VP of near patient testing at Bayer Diagnostics. Before that she worked at Chiron Diagnostics.

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.