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BD Biosciences of Billerica, Mass., announced the launch of its BD Pin Tool. The new pin tool fastens to 96- or 384-well fluid handlers, like a standard set of pipette tips. According to the firm, the new product allows for rapid and reliable transfer of both microliter and nanoliter quantites without requiring an intermediate dilution step. Integrated Genomics and Ariadne Genomics have launched Metabolic Vision, a microbial metabolic pathway database that combines Ariadne’s PathwayAssist’s athway analysis software with Integrated Genomics’ ERGO database of more than 600 curated genomes. The database is available as a module for PathwayAssist customers.

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.