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Illumina to Expand Into New San Diego Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Illumina will expand its laboratory and office workforce into an 84,000-square-foot facility currently under construction in San Diego, BioMed Realty Trust said Friday.
 
BioMed, a real estate investment company focused on the life sciences industries, said the new facility, for which it officially broke ground on Friday, is an expansion of an existing 110,000-square-foot lease it has with Illumina at the University Towne Center submarket of San Diego.
 
Illumina did not return repeated calls to comment on its plans to lease the facility from BioMed realty.

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.