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Paired Ends: Thomas Caskey, Ajay Bansal, A.W. Homan


Several of Complete Genomics' board members and management team have resigned as a result of its merger with BGI.

Thomas Caskey resigned from the board of directors. Ajay Bansal, the company's chief financial officer and assistant secretary; and A.W. Homan, the senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the company; have both resigned.

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.