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Julie Huber

Julie Huber, an assistant scientist at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, has been awarded a $40,000 fellowship as part of the L'Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program. Huber was recognized along with four other young women researchers, at a ceremony last week at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Huber is a researcher in the MBL’s Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, where she studies the metagenomics of microbial communities within the subseafloor. Her work is a part of the International Census of Marine Microbes, a project of the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year international initiative that aims to understand the diversity of ocean life.

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.