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Big Pharma Tacks Hard

While big pharma have tried many things, including tapping smaller biotech firms and outsourcing R&D, trying something new like starting over is notable. Merck, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly have gotten funding to launch Enlight Biosciences, a company that will focus on previously ignored technologies and work to "smooth out the transition from animal testing to human testing that often puts a kink in the discovery process," says a Forbes article.

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.