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We'll Look Into It, But That Doesn't Mean a Thing

While the NIH has said that it may tighten financial conflicts of interest regulations, The Chronicle of Higher Education says NIH might not do anything of the sort. Sally Rockey, the NIH's acting deputy director for extramural research, tells them that the review of NIH policies could end with a decision to leave the regulations alone and adds that universities are responsible for monitoring their employees' conduct.

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.