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A Journal of Their Own

At the Scientific Indian, Selva quotes from a New Scientist article that argues for developing countries to have their own science journals. The New Scientist piece says that local medical journals would not only cater better to the needs of the community but would also develop the local research culture. "Developing countries are beginning to take ownership of the research they undertake. Now they must start to take control of where that research is published," writes Priya Sherry. Selva adds that developing countries could also benefit from having a local science magazine.

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.