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Randy Goodman

Cancer Genetics has named Randy Goodman its new director of reimbursement and clinical revenue cycle management. He previously served as project director for health economics, reimbursement strategy, and health care policy at Precision for Medicine, and from 2009 to 2011 he was senior director of global health economics and reimbursement strategy at ImpediMed. According to Cancer Genetics, Goodman also served as a healthcare reform policy consultant to the White House Office on Health Reform, and was a policy consultant to Presidents Clinton and Obama.

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.