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Our Accomplishments Pale in Comparison

Now that her four years as a post-doc are up, blogger Professor in Training lists both her professional and personal achievements attained during that time. On the professional side, she not only won some departmental awards, but she also learned a few new techniques and collaborated with high-profile labs. To show that postdocs can have a life outside the lab, she also ran a marathon and hiked the Grand Canyon.

 

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.