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Musings on Reviews

In The Lancet, the University of Florida's Edward Ross shares his thoughts on slow manuscript reviews by re-imagining some famous quotations. He includes:

The review isn't over until it's over.
Yogi Berra
Never in the field of manuscript conflicts was so much owed by so many authors to so few tardy reviewers.
Winston Churchill
Is the review really late, or is the rest of the world moving faster?
Albert Einstein

HT: Writedit

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.