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The industry trade group PhRMA has new clinical trial guidelines that take effect today, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. The new rules discourage ghostwriting — "authors should identify individuals who provide writing or other assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance" — and says that doctors who have a financial stake in a drug should not be involved in a clinical trial of that drug.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

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