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Saad Usmani

Saad Usmani has been appointed Acting CMO of SkylineDx, where he will lead the overall clinical vision of the Dutch cancer molecular diagnostics firm. Usmani is currently the director of clinical research (hematologic malignancies) and director of plasma cell disorders at Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute. He previously was director of developmental therapeutics at the University of Arkansas.

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.