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Hwang's Ba-ack

Disgraced stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk says he has cloned pig stem cells, according to a report in the Korea Times that a post at The Scientist points to. Hwang is now at the Sooam Biotech Research Center and his colleague Hyun Sang-hwan says, "We believe the research has significant meaning, as we established the process and techniques of creating stem cell lines from the cloned embryos of pigs." Hyun said the study was to be published in Zygote and he declined to elaborate on the methods used in the study or disclose how many lines were produced.

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.