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Seven Bridges: Michael Bigda

Seven Bridges has named Michael Bigda chief operating officer, filling a vacancy left when previous COO William Moss was elevated to CEO in March. Bigda previously served as senior manager for mergers and acquisitions at industrial tool and consumer hardware manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker. Before that, he was senior VP of operations at Delphi Technology, a maker of software for the medical professional liability market.

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.