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Ancestry: Ronald Park

Ancestry has appointed Ronald Park as executive VP of health and DNA. In this role, Park will lead the company's AncestryHealth division. Park joins Ancestry after 16 years at Roche Pharmaceuticals, including international leadership roles at Roche and US roles at Genentech. Most recently, Park was co-leader of Roche Pharmaceuticals' personalized healthcare center of excellence. Park has also previously worked for Kaiser Permanente and McKinsey and Company's healthcare practice, and was a physician at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.