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10x Genomics: Paul Conley

Paul Conley has resigned from 10x Genomics' board of directors, effective immediately. In a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, 10x said Conley's decision "was due solely to time commitments and a personal decision to pursue other business opportunities and is not due to any disagreement with the company's management team, operations, financial statements, policies, or procedures."

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.