A committee in Japan has given a provisional go-ahead for using reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas, Nature News reports. It adds, though, that researchers are awaiting the final word to begin.
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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.
Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.
Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.
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