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Robert Wayman, Mark Hurd, Hans Peter Fatscher, James Judson

Affymetrix announced this week that Robert Wayman, former executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hewlett-Packard, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Wayman retired from HP on Dec. 31, 2006, after joining the company in 1969 as a cost accountant. He held a variety of finance positions at HP before being named chief financial officer in 1984. He also served as interim chief executive officer in 2005 prior to the appointment of Mark Hurd. Wayman was elected to the HP board of directors in February 2005 and previously served on the board from 1993 to 2002. Wayman is also a director of Conway and Sybase.

Qiagen has promoted Hans Peter Fatscher to vice president of life sciences sales, the company said last week. Fatscher has worked at Qiagen since 2001 in sales management and other sales areas, including director of global customer satisfaction.
In his new position at Qiagen, Fatscher will be responsible for North American life science sales and will work to standardize the company’s life sciences commercial processes in North America.
Fatscher spent about eight years in sales at a company owned by Boehringer Ingelhiem, and ran his own consulting firm for three years before joining Qiagen.

James Judson has been named chairman of Lumera, the company said last week. Judson has served as a director at the protein array and electro-optics company since 2004.
Judson has been a business law partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle since 1975. He holds a BA from Stanford University in economics and an LLB from Stanford Law School.
Bob Ratliffe, Lumera's previous chairman, will continue to serve as a director at the firm, Lumera said.

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.