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Young and Accomplished (No, We're Not Jealous)

Susan Perkins at Dechronization points out a booklet from the L'Oreal Foundation and Science that features 17 female scientists who "have set out to make the world a better place [and] although they are still young, many have already achieved that goal," says Sean Sanders in the introduction. Each of the women received a fellowship from UNESCO-L'Oréal. Among the women in the spotlight are Harvard's Pardis Sabeti, the University of Westminster's Rehana Jauhangeer, and the University of Nottingham's Prudence Mutowo.

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.