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Eh, Everybody's Broke These Days

Science Insider reports that DeCode Genetics only has enough cash to make it to the summer. The company lost millions of dollars when Lehman Brothers, which managed its finances, went bankrupt, though it was later able to sell some of those securities. Even as CEO Kári Stefánsson says DeCode is in "a very tough spot," the company is optimistic as it restructures its debt and re-emphasizes its diagnostic tests.

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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.