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Science  31 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5940, pp. 527
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_527b

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ScienceInsider this week reported on a congressional amendment that killed three peer-reviewed grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, a stem-cell paper that was retracted following charges of plagiarism, and a report that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security used a scientifically flawed study to justify its selection of Manhattan, Kansas, as the site for the proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, among other stories.