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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Targets

The BBC reports on new research describing the structure of telomerase, an enzyme long known to be implicated in tumor cells. The study, from scientists at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, "could lead to drugs which switch it off," the article says. The structural information could be key to providing molecular targets for therapeutics.

 

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.