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Oxford BioDynamics: Jon Burrows, Christian Hoyer Millar

Maryland-based Oxford BioDynamics has appointed Jon Burrows as group CEO, replacing Christian Hoyer Millar. Burrows currently works at consulting and clinical advisory firm Oncology Partners. He previously served as president and CEO of OncoPlex Diagnostics and as director of business development and interim head of Ventana Medical Systems' translational diagnostics business unit. After Roche acquired Ventana, Burrows served as director of pharma operations. 

Millar has served as OBD's CEO since cofounding the firm in 2007, and will now serve as executive chairman. 

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.