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Blogging the Academic Hunt

ScienceWoman lays out a few points on how to blog about a job search — she says to avoid writing about anything that could hurt your career or personal life and to avoid grumbling about negative experiences. Search committees at other institutions could come across your posts, she warns "and decide that it is an unfavorable reflection of your personality and not simply a result of a bad experience with a particular university." Her readers also weigh in with even more advice.


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.