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Open Access and YouTube -- A Likely Match?

BioMed Central has recently launched its very own YouTube channel, reports ScienceRoll, collating videos from scientific authors and editors who add to or further explain their work. It's certainly not the first example of this -- we've also seen the launch of Bioscreencast and JoVE, to name a couple of other science video sites. While their success remains to be seen, it's fair to say the concept of pairing video with publications or tutorials has definitely taken off.

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.