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There's Another World Outside CVS

If you're like most bioinformaticians, you're juggling many projects and working on many different machines, both at home and at work. How do you manage all those projects? At his blog, What You're Doing is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders lays out the code for installing and setting up Subversion (SVN), the CVS alternative, and a project management system called Trac. It’s both informative and easy-to-follow, so if you’re up for the switch to SVN, check out his post.

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.