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Sequencing the Teddy Bear

Sean Eddy's blog pointed us to Kevin Larry's "mildly enthused" interview with Cofactor Genomics, in which the co-founders detail "one of the more challenging projects they've worked on" — the teddy bear genome.

Warning: the video is long and contains graphic scenes of teddy bear disembowelment.

An Interview With Cofactor Genomics from Grant Essig on Vimeo.

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.