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Well, See, if You Interpret it This Way...

Students at Soldan International High School have swabbed their cheeks to participate in National Geographic's Genographic Project. On her blog, Sandra Porter wonders how the students’ teachers will respond to unexpected results — ones that the kid’s parents might want to keep quiet. "Any science instructor who's had to find a really creative way to explain why a student has the 'wrong blood type' based on their parentage, will appreciate that analyzing Y chromosomes has potential for trouble," she blogs.

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.