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Wilf Keller, Daniel Marshak

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Wilf Keller has been appointed as president and CEO of Genome Prairie. Keller will assume the position starting October 1.
 
He joins Genome Prairie from the Plant Biotechnology Institute of the National Research Council of Canada in Saskatchewan.
 

 
PerkinElmer has named Daniel Marshak to be president of the company’s Greater China operations. Marshak will be based out of Shangai, and he will continue to serve in his current position as the company’s senior vice president and chief scientific officer.

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.