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Grail: Gautam Kollu

Grail has appointed Gautam Kollu as chief commercial officer. Kollu previously served as VP of global market development at Illumina. Before Illumina, Kollu served as VP of marketing, medical affairs, and business development at Natera. Prior to Natera, he served as VP of commercial at Exelixis and worked in several marketing and commercial roles at Genentech. 

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.