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Ancestry: Deborah Liu, Mark Thompson

Ancestry has appointed Deborah Liu as CEO and a member of the company's board of directors. Liu joins Ancestry from Facebook, where she most recently created and led Facebook's Marketplace product group. Prior to Facebook, she held leadership roles at eBay and PayPal. Liu is also a member of the board of directors of Intuit.

Ancestry has also appointed Mark Thompson as chairman of the board. Thompson formerly served as president and CEO at The New York Times Company. Prior to that, he had an eight-year term as director general (CEO and editor-in-chief) of the BBC.

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.