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10x Genomics: Kim Popovits

10x Genomics has appointed Kim Popovits to its board of directors. Popovits is the former chairman, president, and CEO of Genomic Health. She started at Genomic Health in 2002 as president and chief operating officer, before becoming CEO in 2009 and chairman in 2012. The company was acquired by Exact Sciences in November 2019.

Prior to joining Genomic Health, Popovits held several management roles at Genentech, including senior vice president of marketing and sales where she led the commercialization of 14 new therapies. In addition to her board position at 10x Genomics, Popovits is currently a member of the boards of Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals and MyoKardia, and previously served on the board of ZS Pharma.  

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.