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Science  30 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6307, pp. 1474-1476
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6307.1474

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In science news around the world, U.S. officials release new high-resolution digital elevation maps for 94% of the Arctic, China launches a cold atom clock into space, the United Nations unanimously approves a political declaration committing nations to a more active battle against drug-resistant microbes, a Swedish scientist begins trying to edit human embryo DNA, Japan considers pulling the plug on a long-idle experimental nuclear reactor, and more. Also, a "three-parent baby" is the first to be born using a controversial genetic technique to avoid mitochondrial disease. And the 26th annual Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded; among the winners is a man who created prosthetic limbs in order to spend a few days living as a goat.