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The Guardian wants to know who you think the toughest scientists in the history of research are. Is it Australian doctor Barry Marshall? Marshall drank a Petri dish of Helicobacter pylori in order to prove that the microbes cause peptic ulcers, the Guardian says. Or maybe it was British physician Sir Henry Head? He operated on his own arm in 1908 to show how sensations are affected when peripheral nerves are cut.

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

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

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

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