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Rock Out, Darwin

John Dennehy at The Evilutionary Biologist lets readers know about an upcoming series of concerts called Darwin Live, performed by anthropologist Richard Milner (as Dennehy refers to him, "the foremost practitioner of Darwinian entertainment"). For the next two weeks, Milner will be touring the US, offering his special brand of entertainment in Boston/Cambridge, New York, LA, and Chicago. Dennehy includes a link to get the CD if you can't catch the show live.

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.