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TwinStrand Biosciences: Gary Gilliland

Gary Gilliland has been appointed to the board of directors of Seattle-based TwinStrand Biosciences. Until February 2020, he was the president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior to that, he was a professor at Harvard Medical School, director of the leukemia program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, senior VP and global oncology franchise head at Merck, and vice dean of the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Gilliland holds an MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and a PhD in microbiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.