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Privacy or Funding: You Can Have One But Not Both

The Wall Street Journal reports that recent criticism of universities' disclosure policies has "some major universities ... reviewing the way they handle funding from drug companies." More than 20 schools have now been contacted by the US Senate Finance committee in an investigation of the situation, and ranking Republican Charles Grassley "wants NIH to start yanking grants to universities that fail to report their researchers' outside income from drug firms, as required by law," the article says.

 

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.