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That's Pretty Good for People Who Don't Believe in Evolution

Over at Ars Technica, John Timmer reports on the results of a poll from the Scientists and Engineers for America, which found that "the US public is strongly in favor of addressing many of the country's problems through scientific innovation." More than 70 percent of respondents said they would support presidential candidates who endorse federal funding of scientific research. In general, Timmer writes, respondents who identified themselves as Republicans were less likely to favor scientific research funding than those who said they were Democrats; however, in most topics, the difference wasn't enormous.


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.