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Science  27 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6153, pp. 1434
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6153.1434-b

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In science news around the world, Angela Merkel and her party, the Christian Democrats, were the big winners in Germany's elections; NIH will give $33 million to a clinical trial of a drug targeting amyloid plaques—hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease; and Russia's lower house of parliament approves a merger of the Russian Academy of Sciences with two other academies.