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Science  01 Feb 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6119, pp. 495
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6119.495-a

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Biotechnologist Hayat Sindi is one of the first 30 women to be appointed to Saudi Arabia's 150-member Shura Council, which advises the government on science and technology; this year's Japan Prizes go to research at the bottom of the sea and wizardry in semiconductor clean rooms; and the National Institutes of Health is losing a champion in the U.S. Senate.