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908 Devices: Steve Davenport

908 Devices, a developer of miniature mass spectrometers for chemical and biomolecular analysis, has appointed Steve Davenport as vice president of commercial sales.  Davenport previously worked in the life sciences division at Sartorius. He has also previously held sales positions at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now Cytiva); Molecular Devices (now Danaher); and ProteinSimple (now Bio-Techne).

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.