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This week, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins named Judith Greenberg acting director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Greenberg will take the helm at NIGMS early next month as current Director Jeremy Berg departs the agency, though "the search continues for permanent director," the NIH says in a statement.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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