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Science  08 Sep 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6355, pp. 952-953
DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6355.952

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In science news around the world, NASA's Cassini mission is about to take its final plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn after 13 years providing an unprecedented view of the planet and its moons, a fight over whether to preserve or develop of one Europe's oldest gold mining sites heats up again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the first cancer gene therapy for people, a U.S. court gives a green light to a $1 billion lawsuit brought by the Guatemalan victims and survivors of mid–20th century syphilis experiments by research institutions including Johns Hopkins University, and more. Also, a malaria parasite thought to infect only monkeys has made dozens of people sick in Brazil. And some California surfers are becoming citizen scientists, thanks to "smartfins," surfboard-mounted sensors that collect coastal ocean temperature data.