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Biofuel Gaining Steam

The Joint Genome Institute has gotten attention lately as its poking and prodding of microbes, plants, and other organisms gives increasing reality to the hope for biofuel alternatives. This article reports on biofuel news out of the AAAS meeting, as well as updates on JGI work.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

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Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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