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SeqBiome: Marcus Claesson, Paul Cotter, Brad Wrigley

University College Cork spinout SeqBiome announced its management team this week. Marcus Claesson is the company's CEO, Paul Cotter is the firm's chief technology officer, and Brad Wrigley is executive director.

Claesson is a principal investigator at APC Microbiome Ireland. He has a PhD in bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland and an MSc in bioinformatics, as well as a BSc in chemical engineering and physics, from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Cotter is head of food biosciences at Teagasc and a principal investigator with APC Microbiome Ireland, Vistamilk SFI Centres, and Food for Health Ireland. He holds PhD and BSc degrees in microbiology from University College Cork.

Wrigley has been working with several startup and spinout companies. He has more than 20 years of experience as a director, entrepreneur, investor, and CEO in government and industry, including at Accenture, Dell EMC, and Virtustream.

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.