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Josh Witten at the Rugbyologist goes through the list he calls "10 Things PZ Myers Hates About You, Francis Collins" to determine if it has merit. First, Witten says, yes, Collins was part of the "biggest of BIG SCIENCE" as that's what NHGRI required, that being a "gene jockey" isn't a bad thing as Collins has been looking for the cause of human disease, and that having a biomedical focus is actually necessary for the NIH.

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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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