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He Really Loves His Ion PGM

When Ambry Genetics announced this week that it would be the first authorized customer-service provider for Ion Torrent's Ion Personal Genome Machine, as reported by our sister publication In Sequence, the firm issued a fairly standard press release. But beneath comments from Ion Torrent's VP of marketing and business development, Ambry linked to its new ad related to the announcement, which it posted on YouTube:

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.