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Science  17 Aug 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6403, pp. 628-629
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6403.628

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In science news around the world, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, announces it has settled out of court with two of three female professors who sued it for gender discrimination. A U.S. federal appeals court orders the Environmental Protection Agency to prohibit chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide linked to health problems in children, overruling a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to reject the ban. The American Psychological Association votes to retain a policy banning military psychologists from working with detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. naval base in Cuba, and other national security detention facilities. In the first verdict of its kind, a jury orders agricultural giant Monsanto to pay $289 million for failing to provide proper warnings of the possible carcinogenic effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in its widely used weed killer Roundup. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues its first approval for a drug that relies on RNA interference, a method of silencing disease-causing genes using small pieces of RNA.