A group from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Portland cloned monkey stem cells, according to this news report. In their not-yet-published work, researchers replaced the nucleus of unfertilized money eggs with skin cell nuclei.
The British government withdrew its bid for Charles Darwin's house and surrounding area to become a World Heritage site after the proposal was unfavorably reviewed. The bid will be reintroduced in two years, according to this news article.
Ronald DePinho and his colleagues show that human and mouse tumors undergo similar processes as they turn malignant. Through comparative oncogenomic studies, they found that mouse model systems engineered to be chromosomally instable undergo changes that are also seen in human solid tumors and, they say, these findings support using the mouse system to model human cancer.