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Science  21 Jul 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6348, pp. 232-234
DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6348.232

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In science news around the world, a giant iceberg rifts off the Antarctic Peninsula after months of anticipation, Brazilian scientists who have weathered 3 years of austerity budgets are now bracing for a 40% cut in science funding in 2018, Yemen’s government suspends its request for oral cholera vaccine amid concerns about effectively administering the vaccine in the war-torn country, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unanimously votes to recommend approval of a cancer gene therapy for children, and more. Also, Republican legislators insert a policy rider into a 2018 funding bill for the U.S. National Institutes of Health that would bar using federal funds for research using fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions. And scientists working in Greenland have come up with a new way to build environmentally friendly infrastructure: giant balloons that shore up tunnels in the snow.