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Personalis: Susan Moriconi

Susan Moriconi has been appointed as VP of people and chief human resources officer of Personalis. She joins the firm from Omnicell, where she was most recently senior VP and chief human resources officer. Before that, she was VP of human resources at several other companies, including Boston Scientific, Stanford Healthcare, and the Institute for OneWorld Health. Moriconi holds a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University.

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.