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Save Time, Money, Mundane Pipetting

Deepak Singh is convinced that a lot of today's current microarray gene expression data will soon be freely available to researchers to use. Why re-invent the wheel, he wonders at bbgm, when there are search engines like NextBio or data portals available for free? "Unless there is something inherently proprietary in those studies (e.g specific dose-response studies), there is no reason to repeat that experiment," he writes.

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.