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Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft ImmuneCode COVID-19 Database

Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft have launched ImmuneCode, an open database related to the immune response of individuals with COVID-19. The deidentified data contains information on T cells shown to recognize antigens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, obtained from blood samples. It provides a population-level view into the adaptive immune response; samples have been drawn from geographically and ethnically diverse patients as part of Adaptive's ImmuneRace study. The data will be freely available to any researcher, public health official, or organization around the world, Adaptive said.

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.