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And If They Still Get Rejected, At Least You Know It Wasn't for Bad Writing

Over at Biocurious, blogger PhilipJ laments the sorry state of scientific writing and refers to a recent issue of Nature Physics that includes guidelines for writing better papers. While PhilipJ doesn't agree with everything in the journal's editorial, he does provide a nice analysis as well as some of his own tips on how to improve your paper-writing skills.

 

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.