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Even the Big Players Can Use Web 2.0

At bbgm, Deepak Singh reports on 2collab, a social networking website from Elsevier that went live today. As he points out, yet another player has joined the social bookmarking/ networking scene, but unlike Connotea and the like, 2collab has a larger base of information to draw from coming from mega-publisher Elsevier. The good thing about 2collab is that it is free and open, writes Singh. "Just imagine if the company would lower some more walls; the power of services like 2collab would only be amplified," he writes.

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.