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Harvard's New Place

Harvard has revamped its proposal for a new science campus in Allston to include an "enterprise research campus" with as many as 12 buildings for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and venture capital companies, alongside the planned 700,000 square feet of space for labs and academic researchers, report the Boston Globe's Liz Kowalczyk and Megan Woolhouse. The addition of space for industry partners indicates Harvard is moving more toward encouraging partnerships between commerce and academia, to effectively compete with MIT's new integrative cancer research institute, Woolhouse and Kowalczyk say. Harvard is still working out which researchers will be moved to the new campus.

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.