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Laboratory for Advanced Medicine: Aarif Nakhooda

Laboratory for Advanced Medicine has appointed Aarif Nakhooda as CFO. He was most recently CFO of Amazon Retail Singapore. He also previously served as head of finance for Amazon Prime worldwide and Amazon Prime Transportation. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked in transaction advisory services for Ernst & Young. Based in Irvine, California, Laboratory for Advanced Medicine is commercializing tests for the early detection of cancer from a blood draw by using AI technology to identify cfDNA methylation patterns.

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.