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Myriad Genetics: Thomas Slavin

Thomas Slavin will be senior VP of medical affairs at Myriad Genetics' oncology division. Starting March 2, he will report to Nicole Lambert, president of Myriad Oncology, and be in charge of Myriad's portfolio of molecular and companion diagnostic products and services for oncology. Slavin is board certified in clincial genetics, medical diagnostics, and pediatrics, and most recently was an assistant professor in City of Hope National Medical Center's medical oncology & therapeutics research and population sciences division. 

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.