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Genetics: Exons Encode Enhancers | Climate Science: The Sun’s Push | Chemistry: A Clean Sense | Plant Sciences: Toxic Lichens

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[Editorial] Standards for Postdoc Training

Author: Alan I. Leshner

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[News of the Week] Around the World

In science news around the world this week, a tobacco research project nominated for China’s 2012 National Science and Technology Progress Award has produced an uproar among China’s scientific community, the head of one of Croatia’s most important natural sciences institutes has lost her job, scientists began a massive accounting of seals in the Arctic, a new state-of-the-art U.S. laboratory for agricultural biodefense is in limbo, and publishers of more than 1000 Chinese journals have pledged to root out plagiarism and falsified research.

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[News of the Week] Random Sample

For the second year in a row, Thomson Reuters named Eric Lander of the Broad Institute the year’s most influential researcher. A group of undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University designed a non-Newtonian fluid to fill potholes. And this week’s numbers quantify the new record for most retractions by a single author and the number of coral species in U.S. waters that likely face extinction by 2100.

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[News of the Week] Newsmakers

This week’s Newsmakers are Mohamed Ismail Khaled, the Egyptian official in charge of foreign archaeological missions, who spoke to a Yale University audience about the effects of the revolution, and astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, a champion of freedom, human rights, and democracy in China, who died at 76 on 6 April.

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[News & Analysis] Agriculture: Dread Citrus Disease Turns Up in California, Texas

Researchers are hoping that rapid action can contain citrus greening, buying enough time to develop treatments or even resistant trees.<br><br>Author: Erik Stokstad

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[News & Analysis] Stem Cells: Texas Medical Board Approves Rules for Controversial Treatment

Last week, the Texas Medical Board signed off on what’s said to be the first state-level policy imposing oversight on experimental treatments using adult stem cells.<br><br>Author: Jocelyn Kaiser

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[News & Analysis] Biosecurity: Will Dutch Allow ‘Export’ of Controversial Flu Study?

The Dutch government must decide whether it will invoke export-control laws in a bid to prevent virologist Ron Fouchier from submitting a revised version of his controversial H5N1 paper to Science.

Author: Martin Enserink

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[News & Analysis] Biomedicine: Nanoparticle Treatment Reverses Cerebral Palsy in Rabbits

This week in Science Translational Medicine, researchers describe a treatment that restores nearly normal movement to rabbits with an induced form of cerebral palsy when given a few hours after birth.

Author: Greg Miller

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