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Gene for Southpaws and Schizophrenia

Researchers from Oxford University found a gene for left-handedness, reports the BBC. Not only do lefties have to deal with scissors made for righties and the legacy of being evil and unlucky, this LRRTM1 gene that partially controls what part of the brain takes on the responsibilities of speech and emotion, also give southpaws an elevated risk of schizophrenia.

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.