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Dawkins and Venter: Their Egos Do Fit in the Same Room

Richard Dawkins stops by to see Craig Venter and gets a tour of his sequencing facility while chatting about the Human Genome Project and how the technology has changed in the intervening years.
(You'll have to set aside a large chunk of time to watch the full video — it runs slightly longer than 50 minutes.)

Thanks to PZ Myers for posting this.

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.