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People in the News: Board Changes at Nanosphere

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Nanosphere said that Jeffrey Crisan and Sheli Rosenberg will not stand for re-election to the company's board of directors and will instead retire and resign from the board when their current terms are over at the end of May.

The company plans to reduce the size of its board from seven to six members after the retirements and will nominate six nominees for election at its upcoming meeting.

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.