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Congrats, Ron

Ron Davis is the winner of this year's Gruber Genetics Prize, the foundation announced. Davis, who directs the Stanford Genome Technology Center, is being honored for his work developing genetic and genomic approaches that "have been indispensable in creating the biotech infrastructure that has driven many of the genetic discoveries of recent decades," according to a press release from the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. Davis will be awarded the prize at the October meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, and will receive a $500,000 cash prize.

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.