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People in the News: Adam Lowe: Jul 24, 2013

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Personalis has appointed Adam Lowe to vice president of marketing. Lowe previously served as vice president of commercial operations at Oxford Nanopore Technologies. He spent five years at Illumina, where he led the company's product marketing and management team for next-generation sequencing. He also served as director of scientific operations at Applied Biosystems, before it was bought by Life Technologies.

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.