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No Mo' Money for Stem Cells

Eight months after Missouri voted to change its constitution to protect stem cell research, the state government and other research centers have withdrawn funding, according to the Associated Press. While this appears to be a setback, amendment supporters say that progress is still moving forward, pointing to research projects at Washington University, the University of Missouri, and the Stowers Institute as proof.

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.