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National Academy of Sciences: Jay Shendure

Jay Shendure has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington. He holds MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School and is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, director of the Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing, and scientific director of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine.

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.