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Science  20 Mar 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6228, pp. 1294-1295
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6228.1294

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In science news around the world, the East London Genes & Health study gears up to link the health records and DNA of Pakistani and Bangladeshi volunteers, genetic testing company 23andMe turns to drug development, the U.S. National Cancer Institute unveils a new award for staff scientists, the World Register of Introduced Marine Species launches, Italian scientists oppose a bill that would impose a ban on the use of air guns in underwater seismic surveys, and more. Also, Hubble Space Telescope observations reveal an underground ocean on the solar system's largest moon, Jupiter's Ganymede. And the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE's lead laboratory for chemistry, environmental science, and data analysis, will be led by computational mathematician Steven Ashby as of 1 April.