Japanese researchers at Meiji University in Tokyo have created the world's first fourth-generation pig in the lab, according to this news story. Cloning experiments like these could help advance medical treatments for humans since pigs are already used for some small transplant surgeries, such as heart valves. From bacon to transplant donors, GTO wonders, what's next?

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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