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Freenome: Bill Quirk, Gary Reedy

Freenome has hired Bill Quirk as its CFO. Prior to joining Freenome, Quirk served as a managing director in the equity research division of investment bank Piper Sandler. The company also announced that Gary Reedy has joined its board of directors as an observer. Reedy became CEO of the American Cancer Society in April 2015, having worked with the organization for more than 20 years. He has had a 37-year career as a healthcare business and advocacy leader, most recently as worldwide VP of government affairs and policy at Johnson & Johnson. He also held senior leadership positions with SmithKline Beecham, Centocor, and Johnson & Johnson.

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.