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Thermo Fisher Buys Facility for $14M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has purchased a building that it had been leasing in Franklin, Mass., for around $14 million, according to real estate transaction tracker CoStar Group.
 
The property is a 110,756-square-foot, one-story industrial building that sits on nearly 17 acres of land.
 
Thermo bought the property from Embarcadero Capital.

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.