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Biotheranostics: Matt Sargent

Biotheranostics has promoted its vice president of sales, Matt Sargent, to the position of chief commercial officer. In his new role, Sargent will be responsible for sales, marketing, market access, and customer service, and will lead the company's growth of its core tests: Breast Cancer Index and CancerTYPE ID. Sargent holds over 17 years of experience in the oncology diagnostic space during which he led the launch of Breast Cancer Index at Biotheranostics and the launch of the oncology division of Caris Life Sciences, where he served as vice president of oncology sales.

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.