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Miltenyi Biotec

Miltenyi Biotec announced that it has launched the miRXplore microRNA-specific microarray kits and services.
According to the German company, the microarray contains more than 2,700 mammalian and viral miRNAs as deposited in miRBase version 10.1.
The company said it is also offering the miRXplore microarray universal reference service, wherein a pool of more than 1,000 synthetic miRNAs is used as a reference, hybridization control, or quality control for miRNA microarray hybridizations.

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.