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Science  02 Feb 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6375, pp. 500-502
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6375.500

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In science news around the world, China plans to substantially curb commercial development of coastal wetlands. The U.S. National Institutes of Health pumps $190 million into developing gene-editing tools such as CRISPR to treat diseases; the agency also expands an existing rule that requires children's participation in clinical trials to embrace people across their life span, including older Americans. Computer scientist Antoine Petit becomes president of CNRS, France's national research agency, and U.S. President Donald Trump announces he will nominate James Reilly, a former astronaut and exploration geologist, to lead the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ends a monkey study based on animal welfare concerns and announces a broad review of the agency's animal research programs.