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Allele Biotech Stem Cells

Allele Biotech has produced its initial batch of six induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. The firm's iPSCs were created using its mRNA technologies, with full cGMP monitoring and documentation starting from donor consent, screening, and tissue biopsy.  In addition to iPSC generation and differentiation, customers can use Allele's mRNA platform to engineer human iPSC s in a one-time genetic modification event to create a clonal iPSC line that can be developed into a master cell bank.

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.