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Science  15 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6087, pp. 1364-1365
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6087.1364-b

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In science news around the world this week, NASA's Curiosity rover will contaminate Mars samples with Teflon from the rover's machinery, the World Health Organization warned that gonorrhea could soon become untreatable, a coal mine planned in Queensland was halted citing concerns that it would damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics ruled that mitochondrial disease therapy is ethical, California has rejected a proposed new tobacco tax, French research unions are protesting the government's new funding plan, and NASA has axed a mission to study black holes and neutron stars.