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Fluidigm: Puneet Suri

Fluidigm President and CEO Chis Linthwaite said during the company's third quarter earnings call that Puneet Suri has been named chief digital officer at Fluidigm. Suri has previously served as vice president, smart lab and digital science at Thermo Fisher Scientific, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that he was senior director of software engineering at Life Technologies, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher, and before that, he spent a decade as a software development engineer and manager at Life Technologies predecessor Applied Biosystems.

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.