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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Apr. 22

The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:

Time-lapse video captures childhood from birth to 12 years: Filmmaker Frans Hoffmeester recorded his daughter, Lotte, every week for 12 years and distilled that footage in a touching little two-minute video.

A shocking look at “blood farming”: Wired Science previously hosted an excerpt from The Red Market, a book by investigative journalist Scott Carney that looks at the underground trade in biological matter.

Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.

Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions on health-care innovation: Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and founding director of the new Program in Healthcare Innovation, Stefanos Zenios, PhD, responds to questions about health-care innovation and entrepreneurship.

Cord blood donation program turns medical waste into a lifesaving resource: A new program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital will give all its new moms the option to donate their baby’s cord blood to an international stem cell registry that can be searched by hematologists and oncologists whose patients need stem cell transplants.

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Much of what we know about the immune system comes from experiments conducted on mice.  But lab mice are not little human beings. The two species are separated by both physiology and  lifestyles. Stanford immunologist Mark Davis is calling on his colleagues to shift their research focus to people.