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Science  07 Dec 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6112, pp. 1268
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6112.1268-b

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In science news around the world this week, the U.S. Supreme Court is pondering if human genes are patentable, Italy scrapped plans for the SuperB accelerator, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a "hub" to focus on batteries and energy storage, and a new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives science committee has been chosen.