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Curiox Biosystems: Don O'Neil

Curiox Biosystems, a Woburn, Massachusetts-based life sciences sample prep company, has appointed Don O'Neil as chief commercialization officer. O'Neil has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in life science research, pharmaceuticals, sequencing, and diagnostics, including stints with Illumina, Invitrogen, and Millipore. He has also previously served as senior VP of sales and strategic partnerships at Orflo, and chief commercial officer of Gemini Biosystems. He holds an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Cornell University.

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.