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Strangely, He Doesn't Mention the Rock-Paper-Scissors Rule

John Halamka, probably best known to GTO readers for being one of the first 10 members of George Church's Personal Genome Project, has a post on his blog about good conflict resolution practices. "I am convinced that to be a successful CIO, you must embrace conflict," he writes, recommending that good leaders listen before talking, don't use e-mail to solve complicated problems, never send emotional e-mails, as well as other advice. It's well worth a read for scientists finding their way in management.


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.