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There's a slew of papers in the early online edition of Nature on stem cells. "Five studies show that disabling p53, an essential tumour-suppressor protein, improves the efficiency of stem-cell production," says a News and Views authored in part by Scott Lowe. "Are these results a 'heads up' that cancer cells and stem cells are disturbingly similar?"

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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.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.