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Science  19 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6301, pp. 732-734
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6301.732

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In science news around the world, U.S. researchers have mixed reactions to a federal decision on marijuana's regulatory status, the U.K. government promises to guarantee funding for research grants awarded by the European Union prior to an eventual Brexit, German health authorities suspect that an unapproved cancer drug may have been responsible for the deaths of three patients who underwent an alternative cancer treatment, China begins construction on a new cosmic ray array, the White House diverts $81 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to combat the Zika virus, and more. Also, Science talks with biologist Thomas Lovejoy about how deforestation could turn the Amazon from a carbon sink into a carbon source. And scientists sequence the genome of an anthrax virus that escaped a secret Soviet bioweapons facility in 1979, causing a deadly outbreak.