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LexaGene: Steven Armstrong

LexaGene has appointed Steven Armstrong as senior director of operations as part of the firm's plans to oversee its submission for US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization of its commercial technology and other regulatory approvals. Armstrong's career includes obtaining FDA and global regulatory approvals in over 100 countries for more than 50 devices. 

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.