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Public Repositories for Microarray-Based Gene Expression Data Come on Line

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In a sign that microarray technology is gaining steam, the number of databases available to the public for depositing microarray data continues to grow at a rapid pace. Most of the databases listed below have only become available in recent months and a number of others are in the works for future release as the field moves closer to building the Genbank of gene expression data.

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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.