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Richard Resnick

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Gene-IT has appointed Richard Resnick as vice president, service operations. He will be responsible for building the company’s comparative genomics and solutions business. Resnick developed pipelining and laboratory automation software at the Whitehead Institute. He then led the bioinformatics software development group at Genetics Institute, which he left to co-found Mosaic Bioinformatics. This company was subsequently acquired by NetGenics, where Resnick served as vice president of solutions development.

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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.