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Kate Black

23andMe has appointed Kate Black as its new privacy officer and corporate counsel. Black previously worked as a federal regulatory and interoperability policy analyst at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She also has served as health privacy counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology in San Francisco. Black will report to Kathy Hibbs, chief legal and regulatory affairs officer of 23andMe, and will be responsible for reviewing, updating, and enhancing the company's privacy and consent policies for customers.

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.