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Daniel Marshak

PerkinElmer this week announced the appointment of Daniel Marshak as president of the company’s Chinese operations. He also will continue to serve as senior vice president and CSO of the company
Marshak will be based in Shanghai and will be responsible for expanding PerkinElmer’s resources in the region to drive innovation and new product introductions, the company said in a statement. The firm employs about 1,200 people in China.

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.