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LynxDx: Steve Riggs, Spencer Heaton, Jeff Crays

Prostate screening test startup LynxDx said Steve Riggs has become president of the company. Additionally, Spencer Heaton has been named chief medical and commercial officer, and Jeff Crays has been named chief technology officer. In addition to being president of LynxDx, Riggs is the CEO of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company. Heaton, meanwhile, is a physician executive experienced in healthcare delivery, healthcare technology services, venture capital, and diagnostics development. Crays has 20 years of experience in emerging technology and business strategy. LynxDx was launched in 2020 and has developed the MyProstateScore, a noninvasive, urine-based test that detects the presence of two genetic biomarkers linked to prostate cancer.

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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.