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Move Over, Open Access

Open Education News, a blog that aggregates and publishes news related to open education, has officially launched, says Peter Suber. Modeled after Suber's own Open Access News blog, OEN is supported by Mark Shuttleworth (of Ubuntu fame). The growing movement hopes to bring education to those without access to formal schools and the financial and structural support they offer.

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.