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ACMG Foundation: Aleksandar Rajkovic

Aleksandar Rajkovic has been elected to the board of directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to facilitating the integration of genetics and genomics into medical practice. Rajkovic is a professor of pathology and obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the UCSF chief genomics officer and medical director and chief of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine that organizes, coordinates and oversees clinical genetics and genomics services across the entire UCSF Health system. He also serves as the director of the Genomic Medicine Initiative there. Rajkovic has an MD/PhD in medicine and molecular biology from Case Western Reserve University.

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.