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Dame Wendy: It's Tough Being a Woman in Science

The Guardian features an interview with computer scientist Wendy Hall, who was recently made a dame in the UK "for her services to science and technology," the article says. The story focuses on Hall's experiences as a woman in science, as well as her outlook for women getting into science today. One inherent challenge, Hall says, is in trying to keep up as a scientist while making the time to champion fellow women in the field: she's quoted as saying, "Every minute I'm standing up talking about women in science or talking to young women, my male colleagues are writing the research papers, getting the grant proposals, getting increases in salary."

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.