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Watson's Whole Genome? Well, Not Quite...

Two years ago, James Watson agreed that 454 Life Sciences could sequence his DNA and publish his genome. According to David Ewing Duncan’s blog over at MIT's Technology Review, Watson asked for his apoE gene results to be deleted from the final draft and now may ask for even more disease markers to be left out of his genome when it goes public.

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.