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Personal Genome Diagnostics: Megan Bailey, CEO

Personal Genome Diagnostics has appointed Megan Bailey as its new CEO, succeeding Douglas Ward who served as the firm's CEO from 2016. Bailey initially joined PGDx as VP of marketing and was then promoted to chief commercial officer, leading the company’s marketing, sales, customer support, and communications arms in developing and executing global go-to-market strategies. She contributed to the achievement of CE marks for both the elio tissue complete assay and elio plasma resolve products and played a key role in establishing strategic collaborations with organizations such as the Mayo Clinic and PathGroup. Before joining PGDx, Bailey spent more than 14 years at Roche, most recently as that firm's senior director of commercial operations. Prior to that, she held various marketing leadership roles for Roche's tissue diagnostics 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.