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Careful, Now

The Genome Sciences building at the University of Washington was evacuated yesterday evening due to a chemical spill, reports the school's paper, The Daily. The Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Walsh says that a shelf in a chemical storage cabinet broke. "There was a variety of products that broke and spilled together, some formaldehyde and some unknown products," Walsh tells The Daily. "It was about six liters that mixed together, but it was confined to one room on the third floor that had a vent hood." No one was injured, though one person did take an emergency shower but was not hurt. The building reopened later in the evening, but the room in which the spill took place is being cleaned by a hazmat team.

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.