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Metabolon: Sean Iverson

Metabolon has appointed Sean Iverson as VP of global marketing. Iverson joins the company from Sophia Genetics, where he served as VP of global marketing. He has also held leadership roles with Danaher and Cisco Systems. Iverson holds an MBA in international marketing from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, a master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor's degree political science and Asian studies from Brigham Young 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.