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Best New Slogan They Never Meant

Keith Robison has a humorous post on the increasing catchiness of the former nerds-only term "DNA." Any number of companies have started referring to things as being in their DNA, which leads Robison to wonder just what they mean by that. Are they suggesting, he asks, that they have a lot of redundancy, or that "a lot of pieces of the organization resemble decayed portions of other pieces of our organization"? Definitely check it out -- it'll make you laugh.

 

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.