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Dual Biosystems has launched its Dualmembrane System, a kit for detection of interaction partners with membrane proteins.

The kit screens full-length integral membrane proteins for interactions in vivo under the physiological conditions at the membrane, identifying novel interactions through screening of cDNA libraries, the company said. It can be used for screening of human and animal tissues as well as plant cells and microorganisms.

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.