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'The Chemistry's Gone' Is No Longer an Excuse to Break Up

Swiss DNA-based dating service GenePartner has launched, and it's cheap, says this post at TechCrunch. "The Switzerland-based company says they can use a $199 DNA test (compare to $1,000 for 23andMe) to help you find your perfect match, statistically speaking." The company hopes to partner with US dating websites, and if they can avoid current US restrictions on personal genetics testing, they're golden. "The future of dating is DNA tests and buccal swabs, so get used to it," says the post.

Golly gee. GTO is weak in the knees from all romance.

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.