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In news, Science discusses the impact of President Obama's executive order that lifts federal stem cell research restrictions. The order will encourage more scientists to perform hES cell research, though others say with the advent of iPS cells, the move may have "value as primarily symbolic." Obama has given NIH 120 days to come up with guidelines for hES cell use.

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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.

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