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Rockin' Out

Keep an eye out for the June issue of GQ (no, we're serious). Eleven researchers, including Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci, Eric Topol, Dale Schenk, and Harold Varmus, will be featured in a photo spread as "Rock Stars of Science" along with five musicians. The genesis for the spread was the results from a survey done for Chicago's Museum of Science that found many Americans couldn't name a living scientist — but did know who Britney Spears was. (Albert Einstein, however, was better known than Spears.) The musicians hanging out with the big-name scientists are Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Will.i.am, Joe Perry, and Seal.

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.