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Ambion has selected John Dahler as its first CFO, RNAi News has learned.

Ambion began the CFO search in September after the position was created in response to the comp- any’s growth, Ambion president Bruce Leander told RNAi News in October. With the aid of recruitment firm Korn/Ferry, Ambion finally selected Dahler.

Dahler enters his new position after leaving Promega, where he served as director of finance and accounting. He has also held senior- level positions in finance for Fiskars Consumer Products and The Pillsbury Company, said Ambion.

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.