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ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine: Robert Best

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine has appointed Robert Best to its board of directors. Best currently serves as professor of biomedical sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. In addition, Best serves as director of the clinical laboratories and prenatal screening and the division of genetics and molecular medicine in the obstetrics and gynecology department at USC's School of Medicine. 

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.