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Quantum-Si: Patrick Schneider, Michael McKenna

Quantum-Si has named Patrick Schneider as president and chief operating officer, succeeding Michael McKenna who will remain as executive vice president, product development and operations.

Schneider was previously senior vice president of strategy, business development and innovation, and chair of the life science innovation board at Millipore Sigma. Before that he was vice president of R&D, business development and scientific affairs at Serologicals. He also cofounded Genome Biosciences and Integrated Cell Technologies.

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.