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May the Force Be with You, Ubuntu

Following on the heels of a number of "partnerships" Microsoft has announced with Linux users and distributors (if you missed this news, check out our post from a few days ago), the CEO of a major vendor put up his own blog post saying there's no such deal on the table for his company. Canonical, which sells the Ubuntu flavor of Linux, will not be pursuing one of these IP-for-amnesty agreements -- at least for the time being.


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.