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Duke to Use Illumina's Infinium HumanHap550 BeadChip in Autism Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Duke University’s Center for Human Genetics will use Illumina's Infinium HumanHap550 BeadChip in a large autism study, Illumina said yesterday.
 
The study will include over 1,800 individuals and their families.
 
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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.