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In a study out of Michigan that seems to have overturned the cancer stem cell theory, researchers found that after introducing human melanoma cells into immunocompromised mice, many more than expected developed tumors. In the less immunocompromised mice, only one in 837,000 cells regenerated melanoma, while in the more vulnerable mice one in four cells did, says a related news story.

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

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.

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.