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Murietta Genomics: John Spinosa

Murrieta Genomics, a business incubator with a focus on providing access to next-generation sequencing technology, has appointed John Spinosa as chief medical officer. Spinosa will also become CMO of SimpleSeq, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murrieta.

Spinosa served as a member of the medical staffs at Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas from 1993 to 2017 and has held numerous medical staff leadership positions including chief of staff and chair of the pathology department. He has held board and/or advisory positions with companies including Lexent Bio, Gestalt Diagnostics, Leica, and Sunquest Information Systems. He has held industry positions with Agilent Technologies, San Diego Blood Bank, Avera Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Trovagene, Verinata Health, Prometheus Laboratory, and Esoterix Oncology.

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.