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Science  01 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6038, pp. 18-19
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6038.18-b

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In science news around the world this week, Congress is about to make the first big revision of the U.S. patent system in 60 years, a mutated strain of Streptococcus is apparently behind an outbreak of scarlet fever in Hong Kong, a court has delayed five controversial Patagonian dams, the White House is retooling advanced manufacturing efforts, France has just undergone the most important overhaul of its drug regulation system ever undertaken, and three funders have launched an open-access biology journal.