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Science  08 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6282, pp. 124-126
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6282.124

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In science news around the world, a killer bat fungus that has afflicted millions of bats in the eastern and midwestern United States jumps to the West Coast, research and educational groups express alarm about a House of Representatives panel's subpoenas for the names of scientists involved in fetal tissue research, Japanese astronomers continue to hunt for signs of the wayward Hitomi x-ray observatory, another Turkish scholar is arrested for signing a petition criticizing the government's treatment of the Kurdish minority group, archaeologists identify a second possible Viking site in North America, and more. Also, a French asthma specialist stands accused of perjury for not disclosing his financial ties to a petrol company during a French Senate inquiry into the costs of air pollution. And Science talks with GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty about the pharma giant's plans to make cancer drugs more affordable in the world's poorest countries.