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It's Always Fun to Play the God Card

It's Friday. Who couldn't use a good laugh? The satirists at Avant News (their slogan: Tomorrow's News Today") deliver with a story on UC Davis researchers who map God's genome in 2010. In the article, they quote movie director James Cameron as saying, "The God genome we've derived from those specimens will pretty well blow any remaining skeptics out of the water. ... It's like nothing here on Earth, even though it's really, really similar."

 

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.