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Science  09 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6108, pp. 726
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6108.726-b

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In science news around the world this week, a highly unpopular proposed merger between the celebrated British Antarctic Survey and the National Oceanography Centre has been halted, India's new science minister has taken a skeptical stance on genetically modified crops, Laos has given builders a green light to finish work on a controversial megadam on the Mekong River, and papers will no longer be considered for publication in BMJ unless authors agree to share raw clinical information.