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Sudipto Sur

Signal Genetics has appointed Sudipto Sur as the company's chief information officer. Sur will report directly to Signal President and CEO Samuel Riccitelli. He will be responsible for the company's initiatives in informatics, healthdare data analysis, and translating business metrics into actionable corporate strategy and has more than 14 years of experience in business and technology development strategy and data analysis.

Most recently, Sur was president of Anssur and was founder and CEO of Miralex Systems. Previously, he was director of R&D for informatics and systems for Sequenom, and before that he served as associate director for control systems and software for Genoptix. He also has held positions at Able and OMM. 

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.