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It's Never Too Late to Kiss and Make Up

While it hasn't officially said it's sorry, the Church of England confirmed that it owes Charles Darwin an apology for misunderstanding his theory of evolution, says an article in the Guardian. While Darwin struggled to keep his faith (which he eventually lost completely), his theory of evolution put him at odds with the church. As the 200th anniversary of his birth rolls around next year, the church has launched a series of articles on its website to make amends for its past judgment. "People, and institutions, make mistakes and Christian people and churches are no exception," says Malcolm Brown, the church's head of public affairs.

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.