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Science  22 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6271, pp. 320-322
DOI: 10.1126/science.351.6271.320

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In science news around the world, details of a disastrous phase I clinical trial in France continue to unfold, the World Health Organization reports a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone just hours after declaring West Africa Ebola-free, thousands of dead common murres wash up on Alaskan beaches, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns pregnant women to avoid travel to countries where the Zika virus—which may be linked to microcephaly in babies—is circulating, the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute announces a new phase of its genome sequencing program, and more. Also, an epidemiologist who helped end Taiwan's 2003 SARS outbreak has become the country's new vice president. And archaeologists uncover the remains of 3000-year-old stilt houses and numerous household artifacts in the United Kingdom, offering a rare glimpse into Bronze Age life in the region.

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