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Fingers Crossed for Small Businesses

Stephen Albainy-Jenei has a post at Patent Baristas going over the meaning of a US Senate committee passing the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2008. "The bipartisan bill is the result of months of deliberations among Committee members and includes a pivotal compromise that would allow limited investment in the SBIR program by majority-owned venture capital firms," he writes. The program would "pump another $1 billion into our small business economy."

 

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.