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What's coming up in 2019

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Science  04 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6422, pp. 8-10
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6422.8

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Science's news staff forecasts areas of research and policy likely to make news this year. For example, an international team will work aboard an icebreaker, frozen in Arctic sea ice for a year's stay, to study the Arctic's shift to ice-free summers. The first release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Africa is set to happen, an initial step in a planned "gene drive" strategy against malaria. And astronomers in an international collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope may produce the first clear images of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.