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Science  17 Jun 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6036, pp. 1364-1365
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6036.1364-b

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In science news around the world this week, German officials announced that organic sprouts are the source of an epidemic of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, Australian scientists studying climate change have received death threats and abusive e-mails, the Foundation for Vaccine Research has been launched, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that France has failed to sufficiently protect the European hamster from extinction, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has added 15 plant biologists to its portfolio of elite researchers, Peru's Congress passed a 10-year moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops, and a Belgian researcher involved in the partial destruction of a test field for genetically modified potatoes has been sacked.