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Genomics: Mitchell Harris, Gil McVean

Mitchell Harris has joined UK company Genomics as chief strategy officer. He also became a member of the firm's executive leadership team. Harris comes to Genomics from Abcam, where he was global head of emerging business lines. Before that, he was a principal at QuantumBlack, the AI and advanced analytics arm of McKinsey & Company, as well as engagement manager at McKinsey.

In addition, Gil McVean has taken on the role of acting chief operating officer at Genomics, in addition to his post as chief information officer and a member of the executive leadership team.  

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.