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Apparently, It's Too Hard to Find Someone to Take the Faith Side

It's as good a day as any to get our readers stirred up once again about the ideas of science and faith. This piece from the July issue of Scientific American is couched as a debate, but you won't find anyone arguing the side of religion here. It's a conversation between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, both of whom are "on the side of science," according to the article, but who tackle the argument in different ways.

 

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.