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Drug Giant Planning New Personality

This article from the Wall Street Journal examines some of the changes expected as Pfizer unveils its new strategy with its latest chief, Jeffrey Kindler, at the helm. "His plan is likely to involve shedding more jobs and rethinking the way the drug giant develops, makes and markets medicines," according to the story. Analysts are anticipating the new vision to be laid out for the public next Monday.

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.