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908 Devices: Kevin Hrusovsky

908 Devices, a company specializing in handheld and desktop mass spectrometry devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, has appointed Kevin Hrusovsky as chairman of its board of directors. Hrusovsky has served on the company's board since 2013. He is currently chairman, CEO, and president of Quanterix, and is the founder of Powering Precision Health, a nonprofit global think tank composed of medical, research, and financial experts.

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.