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In the Grand Scheme of Things, This Feels Like Progress

The Guardian reports on a UK survey finding that 29 percent of teachers believe creationism should be taught in science classes -- and 18 percent of science teachers in particular thought creationism should be presented on equal footing with evolution. "Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science," the article says.

 

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.