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It'll Help on the Balance Sheet, Too

How's this for belt-tightening? The Wall Street Journal reports that GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will "no longer use corporate funds for political contributions as part of an effort to improve openness in its business," according to the article. The company donated more than $585,000 in the US this year. (The company adopted this same policy in Europe in 2001.) No word, though, on whether that money will be redirected to R&D.

 

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.