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Twist Bioscience: Patrick Finn

Patrick Finn has been promoted from senior VP of commercial operations to chief operating officer of Twist Bioscience, a new position at the company. Prior to joining Twist in 2015, Finn was VP of sales at Enzymatics, and before that, he held various positions at Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter, Invitrogen, and GE Healthcare/Amersham International. He holds a PhD in nucleic acid chemistry from the University of Southampton in England and a BSc in chemistry from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

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.