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Glympse Bio: Jessica Atkinson

Glympse Bio, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company developing bioengineered, tunable biosensors to detect disease and gauge treatment response, has named Jessica Atkinson as senior vice president of business development. Atkinson most recently served as VP of biopharma business development at Foundation Medicine, and prior to that was senior director of corporate business development. Prior to Foundation Medicine, she held a business development role at Asuragen.

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.