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Not Quite to the Poorhouse, Though

The new FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg will be giving up much of her income, reports the Wall Street Journal. Along with her husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, Hamburg made $10 million last year, mainly from Brown's hedge fund holdings and stocks (as FDA chief, she'll bring in $150,000). The Health Blog adds that Hamburg and Brown will give up some hedge-fund holdings and Brown already has sold shares in Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Medco Health Solutions, which he had inherited. Hamburg will also be giving up stock and options from Henry Schein.

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.