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Genotyping Services Survey Seeks Participants

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Fragment Analysis Research Group and the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities have invited interested parties to participate in an online survey of the genotyping services currently being offered by laboratories.
 
The FARG and the ABRF said the survey is aimed at examining the “who, what, and whys of genotyping being conducted by labs today. It will also examine what results are obtained, how they are processed, and how these results are used.”
 
The survey may be found here
 

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.