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Exploring Evil to Try to Understand Your Sister?

Barbara Oakley has a new book with the intriguing title of Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend. Hsien-Hsien Lei's blog includes a podcast from Point of Inquiry which interviewed Oakley. "She starts with why she revealed the story of her sister’s cruel behavior and the impact of such behavior on people’s day-to-day lives. Later she talks about the dual influences of genetics and parenting on behavior," writes Lei.

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.