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People in the News: Additions at Ezose; Board Changes at HealthLinx


Ezose Sciences this week named Scott Siegel its chief operating officer, a newly created position at the company.

Siegel was previously vice president of business development at the company. Before that he was vice president of corporate development for Redpoint Bio and before that held several positions in business development and marketing at Johnson & Johnson.

Ezose also named Diane McCarthy its director of scientific affairs as well as hired Ezra Jennings as senior scientist and Joshua Alfaro as scientist.

HealthLinx announced the resignations from its board of non-executive directors Stewart Washer and John Chiplin.

Washer joined HealthLinx's board in 2008 and Chiplin in 2010. The company said it would evaluate whether or not to replace them on the board.

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.