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Sometimes You've Just Gotta Own It

A New York Times reporter sits down for a Q&A with David Clapham of Harvard Medical School. Clapham, a biologist and engineer whose lab may be best known for its breakthrough sperm research, says he's no "sperm specialist," according to the article. He's just a guy who used the human genome sequence data to find new ion channels. Hey, man, we don't judge.

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.