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Diaceutics: Deborah Davis

Diaceutics, a data analytics and services provider for precision medicine, has appointed Deborah Davis as non-executive chair effective Jan. 4, 2021. Davis spent 25 years in CEO and executive roles including 14 years in European and global senior leadership roles at internet platform businesses PayPal and eBay; and technology companies Symantec and Verizon. She currently holds a number of non-executive director and board committee positions including with International Personal Finance, IDEX Biometrics, the Institute of Directors UK, and Which? Ltd.

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.