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We Laugh in the Face of Recession

Sometimes you need a little humor to face a Monday. Over at the Dechronization blog, Susan Perkins from the American Museum of Natural History in New York posts a cartoon entitled, "The Economic Meltdown: Should you be concerned?" It's a pretty funny flow chart beginning with the question "Are you a grad student?" and walking through various career stages to see just how worried you ought to be right now.

 

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.