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David Schwartz

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David Schwartz will start his appointment as new director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program on May 23, the National Institutes of Health said this week.

He was named director of these institutes last fall. Schwartz comes to NIH from Duke University, where he is director of the pulmonary, allergy, and critical care division, and vice chair of research in the department of medicine. He holds an MD from the University of California San Diego, an MPh from Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in biology from the University of Rochester.

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.