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GTO: Helping You Avoid Real Work Since 2006

Looking for a way to procrastinate? This contest may be a blatant cry for publicity from GE Healthcare, but here at GTO we relate to the need to sit back for five minutes and think nothing more complicated than, "Oooh, that's pretty." The contest invites you to vote for your favorite of 30 images, all generated by researchers using the company's IN Cell Analyzer, a high-content analysis system. If nothing else, you can troll for new wallpaper for your computer.


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.