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Cold Spring Harbor Press, Ambion

Cold Spring Harbor Press said this week that the current issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features new, freely available methods for using RNA interference in mice and Drosophila.
The protocols can be found at

Ambion has recently launched the Silencer human phosphatase siRNA library.
The library contains three individual siRNAs for 267 gene targets, according to the company.

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.