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Marc Hauser, the now-notorious Harvard researcher whose work was called into question last year, has announced that he will resign his post at the university effective August 1, reports the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson. Last August, the researcher was accused of fabricating data in several well-known studies, and some of his papers was retracted.

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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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