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Follow the DNA Road

A new bicycle path has opened in England, says blogger Black Knight. This path, created by the Cambridgeshire County Council, connects the village of Great Shelford to the hospital that houses the MRC Lab of Molecular Biology and it is painted in color with the nucleotide sequence of BRCA2. See this rainbow of a gene here.

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.