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People's brains just aren't evolving as fast as they used to. Lead author Hurng-Yi Wang from Taiwan's Academia Sinica and the University of Chicago reports that, based on comparative protein analysis, the evolution of genes expressed in the brain has slowed since humans split off from chimpanzees.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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