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Let's Put It This Way: If It's That Hard to Tell the Difference...

For the sheer strangeness of it, this post is worth a mention. Blogger Sandra Porter links out to Malevole, which has a survey: can you tell the difference between a serial killer and a computer scientist? The survey consists of a series of photos, and after you make your choice for each, Malvole gives a brief bio of the person in question. Porter asks you to take a quick survey at her site when you finish, and says she'll post the results in a few weeks.


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.