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Gina Raimondo will be joining the board of directors of nanopore sequencing startup Nabsys. She is a general partner of Point Judith Capital, the lead investor in Nabsys' recent $4 million equity round.


James Blair, a partner of venture capital firm Domain Associates, has received a lifetime achievement award from the National Venture Capital Association. He is currently a board member of Microchip Biotechnologies and was a board member of Applied Biosystems in the past.

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.