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10x Genomics Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution

10x Genomics has launched its Visium Spatial Gene Expression solution. The assay provides researchers the ability to map where gene activity is occurring in a tissue specimen, with whole-transcriptome analysis of up to hundreds of thousands of cells on a tissue section.

Visium builds on earlier products from Spatial Transcriptomics, which 10x acquired in 2018, offering five times more spots within a capture area while reducing the time it takes from three days to one day.

Visium also includes turn-key software and requires access to an optical microscope.

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.