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In an Article About Venter, Someone Else is the Maverick?

Craig Venter is the wave of the future, says Salon. Groundbreaking scientists have moved from being gentlemen-scientists (Charles Darwin) to professors (James Watson) and now to intellectual entrepreneurs (Venter). In Venter's case, though, Salon points out that it was a turbulent ride from surfer to Vietnam medic to the NIH and beyond. "The rapidity of Venter's ascent, however, could never keep pace with his ambition, or his ego," says the story, which can be found here.

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.