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SciLink Beset by Smoke

SciLink, the MySpace of the science community, recently experienced an electrical fire in its home base. According to director Brian Gilman, the team was working on its user accounts when the lights started to flicker and hum. The seriousness of the situation became clearer as the building’s hallways filled with smoke. Fortunately, all of the SciLink staff made it out unscathed. No word yet on when the website would be back online.

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.