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People in the News: Greg Critchfield

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Greg Critchfield, former president of Myriad Genetics Laboratories, has been appointed as lead director of the board of Metamark Genetics. He has served on Metamark's board since September and is also the CEO of Sera Prognostics.

Prior to Myriad, he served as chief medical and science officer for Corning Clinical Laboratories, which later became Quest Diagnostics.

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.