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People in the News: James Lupski, Carlos Bustamante

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James Lupski has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lupski holds the Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also vice chair and professor of molecular and human genetics, and has played a leading role in the clinical implementation of chromosomal microarray analysis.

He has discovered several disease genes, including the first gene for Charcot-Marie Tooth syndrome, as well as the gene for the form of the disorder that affects him through next-generation sequencing. He holds a BS and PhD from New York University and an MD from New York University Medical School.


Carlos Bustamante has been named to the National Institutes of Health's Council of Councils, which advises the NIH Director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.

Bustamante is a professor of genetics at Stanford University and co-founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Human, and Evolutionary Genomics.

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.