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The British and Australian defense ministries announced they will begin DNA testing of remains from a mass grave dug during World War I, reports CNN. The grave is located in Fromelles, France and was the site of a battle between British and Australian troops and German troops during which 2,300 British and Australian soldiers died. The grave is estimated to hold about 300 bodies.

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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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