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Booger the Pitbull Terrier Times Five

Lee Byeong-Chun and scientists from Seoul National University and RNL Bio cloned five puppies from customer Bernann McKinney's pitbull terrier, Booger. McKinney says she was especially attached to Booger since he fought off another dog that attacked her and then became her service dog as she healed. Lee was involved in the cloning of Snuppy in 2005. The puppies were born July 28th and are called Booger Bernann, Booger Ra, Booger Lee, Booger Hong, and Booger Park.

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.