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Science  22 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6284, pp. 388-390
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6284.388

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In science news around the world, earthquakes devastate Japan and Ecuador, the U.S. Department of Agriculture determines that CRISPR-Cas9–modified foods do not fall under its jurisdiction, the U.S. National Park Service sees little hope for the survival of Isle Royale's remaining two severely inbred wolves, 155 countries begin a switch in polio vaccines that could be a harbinger of the imminent eradication of the disease, scientists call for research on a deadly wheat fungus that has now spread to Bangladesh, Brazil's president legalizes an untested cancer drug, and more. Also, a new catalog of the calls of Mexican bats enables researchers to discern their species. And a 9-year-old inventor at the White House Science Fair pitches a novel idea to President Barack Obama: Enlist children as science advisers.