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Soon, We'll Know the Gene for High-Profile Romances

Ben Affleck is joining the group of individuals giving their DNA to the Genographic Project for analysis, reports the Boston Globe. The Project is using DNA from people's cheek swabs to learn about human migration and the participants learn about their ancestry. The New England Revolution soccer player, Marshall Leonard, learned that in addition to his African-American heritage, he also had ancestors from Finland and Asia. The Globe added that Affleck's results were not available.

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.