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Science  18 Mar 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6023, pp. 1370-1371
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6023.1370-b

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In science news around the world this week, the U.S. has approved the first new lupus drug in 50 years, astronomers in South Africa are converting old telecommunications dishes into radio telescopes, a European court has ruled that cells derived from human embryonic stem cells are not patentable, a British museum has agreed to return human remains to Australian Aborigines, archaeologists are criticizing the ethics of a planned Smithsonian Institution exhibit, WHO has gotten mixed reviews for its H1N1 response, the U.S. Congress is moving toward a new patent standard that most of the world uses already, and earthquake-shattered Japan is confronting a nuclear crisis.