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DermTech: Lisa Beck, George Han

DermTech has appointed Lisa Beck and George Han to its scientific advisory board.

Beck is co-director of the University of Rochester Medical Center for Allergic Disease and has served on the board of the directors of the International Eczema Council since 2014. She also serves as president-elect of the Society of Investigative Dermatology. 

Han currently serves as the systems medical director for dermatology and chief of teledermatology at Mount Sinai Health System. He is also the current VP of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York and a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. 

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.