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Science  17 Jul 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6245, pp. 218-220
DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6245.218

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In science news around the world, Iran agrees to dismantle large pieces of its nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions—with science as an important beneficiary, Smithsonian Institution scientists sample plants from federal gardens as part of an initiative to capture the genomic diversity of half of the world's living plant genera, a bill to speed the discovery and development of new medical cures sails through the U.S. House of Representatives, and more. Also, IBM says it has manufactured a working version of an ultradense 7-nanometer computer chip with four times the capacity of the most powerful chips on the market. And an inexpensive cholera vaccine shows promise in a new study conducted in Dhaka.