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Sentenced

Raymond Clark III was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder and attempted sexual assault of Annie Le, a graduate student at Yale University, reports the Associated Press. Clark, who was a lab technician at the school, pled guilty in March to the charges. According to the AP, some of Le's family wished that Clark had received a life sentence, while others "spoke of eventual forgiveness if Clark showed genuine remorse." Le's mother, Vivian, delivered a statement as part of the proceedings, according to the Yale Daily News. "You took away my only daughter," she said. "Her future is gone, her life is gone. Society has lost a beautiful woman. My family has lost a beautiful soul." Clark also spoke. "Annie was and will always be a wonderful person, by far a better person than I will ever be in my life," he said, according to the AP."I'm sorry I lied. I'm sorry I ruined lives, and I'm sorry for taking Annie Le's life."

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.