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People in the News: Edison Liu

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Edison Liu has been elected to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health's board of directors. His term began on June 19.

Liu is the president and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory and president of the Human Genome Organization. He joined the Jackson Laboratory from the Genome Institute of Singapore, where he was the founding executive director. Prior to that, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's division of clinical sciences.

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.