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How to Learn Computational Genomics in a Week

From earlier this week, David Dooling advertises a class offered by Genome Canada, an Applied Computational Genomics Course. It teaches the basics of UNIX, Perl, and several bioinformatics and sequence annotation tools, he writes at his blog, PolITiGenomics. The course is offered at the University of Calgary from July 14-20. "Canada should be nice that time of year. One course and you're riding the wave of personal genomics," he writes.

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.