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And Keep Your Hands to Yourself

At Blue Lab Coats, DrdrA asks if it's true that junior faculty members should be "seen and not heard" -- something that she thought was humiliating to hear as a child, but that may bear some wisdom for young academics. She quotes a colleague who says, "I need to keep quiet until that tenure decision is made, as children should be seen and not heard."

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.