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Science  14 Nov 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6211, pp. 792-793
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6211.792

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In science news around the world, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approves commercial planting of a potato that is genetically engineered, but not transgenic; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's free preprint server bioRxiv is off to a healthy start after a year online; the University of California's Lick Observatory is saved from budget cuts; and the World Health Organization warns that a bed shortage still exists in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Also, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi appoints physician Harsh Vardhan as minister for science and technology and earth sciences. And the 47-million-year-old fossilized remains of a pregnant mare and its unborn foal, presented last week at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting in Berlin, are offering a glimpse into the anatomy and reproduction of the early horse species Eurohippus messelensis.