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Opinions Wanted

Here are a couple of opportunities to tell people what you think:

  • Russ Altman blogs that he's giving a talk "highlighting some of the most important papers in our field of translational bioinformatics" and he's looking for input. Nominate papers from the last 15 months that include molecular and clinical data with bioinformatics tools.
  • The peanutbutter blog posts an announcement from Norman Patori for HUPO's Proteomics Standards Initiative, noting that it's public comment time for "AnalysisXML: exchange format for peptides and proteins identified from mass spectra."
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.