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CRISP's Successor, Shiny and New

DrugMonkey exclaims the death of CRISP, saying that RePORTER is "so much better." The commenters on his blog tend to agree. Arlenna says, "This is awesome, especially the extremely profuse 'project terms' they include." Science Insider adds that "RePORTER seems to be loaded with useful information, from dollar amounts to the study section that reviewed the grant and links to patents and papers."

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.