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No, Really. We Completely Trust the Security Team Behind Windows

Over at Venture Beat, David Hamilton asks whether Microsoft's medical records system really protects the privacy of the patients whose records it holds. HealthVault began with a lot of attention to how serious it was about security issues, Hamilton writes, but the service (and other privately managed systems) isn't covered by HIPAA rules. Seems like only time will tell.

 

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.