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It's Nicer Looking Than Any Grad Student Lounge We've Seen

PZ Myers points graduate students and postdocs to a new social networking place where they can discuss their goals and plights. The Graduate Junction was started by two University of Durham researchers, Daniel Colegate and Esther Dingley, who were "frustrated by a feeling of isolation in [their] research projects." A sample profile on their site looks like this.

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.