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AusDiagnostics: Scott Gilroy

AusDiagnostics appointed Scott Gilroy as its new CEO, effective Aug. 24. Gilroy was previously chief operations officer at the company and will take over from Keith Stanley, who will serve as managing director. Gilroy has served in many positions at Malvern Panalytical, including as the general manager for the Australia/New Zealand and Oceania division, regional head of sales and marketing for Asia Pacific, and national sales and marketing manager. 

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.