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Not Just Home to Hipsters Anymore

In an effort to wean the city off its dependence on Wall Street, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bringing the biotechnology industry to Brooklyn. The first tenant in the old Brooklyn Army Terminal, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, is to open its laboratory today. The city has spent $35 million to build or renovate the space for office and labs and has pledged an additional $48 million. In Manhattan, the East River Science Park is also under construction.

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.