Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Waiting With Bated Breath

Bioinformatics Zen's career survey is just about ready. There's been 681 responses, mainly from the US, but also from 51 other countries including France, India, and Saudi Arabia. Mike is working on standardizing the data, and he plans to release it under a creative commons share-alike license over at Open Wet Ware.

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.