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People in the News: Mar 10, 2009

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Agendia has tapped Al Luderer to serve on its supervisory board. Luderer is CEO of BioTrove, and he is on the scientific advisory board at Washington University's Department of Biomedical Engineering. He formerly was CEO of Light Sciences Corporation, and he has been chief operating officer at BioMerieux. He also previously served as vice president of technology development and support at Boehringer Mannheim.


Enzo Biochem has appointed Kevin Krenitsky as president of its Enzo Clinical Labs subsidiary.

Prior to joining Enzo Clinical Labs, Krenitsky was CEO of Bioserve Biotechnologies. Previous to Bioserve, he was CEO of Parkway Clinical Laboratories. He also served as senior vice president and division head at SeraCare Life Sciences’ Genomics Collaborative Division.

Krenitsky holds an MD from Jefferson Medical College.

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.