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Go Fish

The European Zebrafish Resource Center is open for business, says Kathleen Raven at the Nature Medicine Spoonful of Medicine blog. The center, located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany can house up to 400,000 live zebrafish in more than 3,000 tanks and also has lab space "for on-site zebrafish in vitro fertilization," Raven says. KIT geneticist Uwe Strähle tells her that the space is meant to help researchers preserve transgenic and mutant lines they've worked to create. "Currently the center houses 300 transgenic lines but Strähle expected the collection to expand to hold thousands of lines in the next five years," Raven adds.

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.