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Ž Scientists at Genetics University Hospital in Piotiers, France, have compiled and posted the Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Hematology at

http://www.infobiogen.fr/services/chromcancer. Developed for and by cytogeneticists, molecular geneticists, clinicians in oncology and hematology, and pathologists, the database aims to give concise and updated reviews on genes, cytogenetics, and clinical entities in cancer, as well as on cancer-prone diseases.

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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.