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Science  08 Mar 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6431, pp. 1018-1019
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6431.1018

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In science news around the world, the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders closes two Ebola treatment centers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the second-worst outbreak ever continues, after they are attacked and burned. The U.S. National Institutes of Health apologizes for shortcomings in its handling of sexual harassment by investigators it funded. Scott Gottlieb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner who led efforts to crack down on e-cigarette use by teens and speed the development of gene and cell therapies, resigns. U.S. President Donald Trump promises to sign an executive order cutting off money, including research funding, to universities if they do not safeguard free speech, after a conservative activist was punched at the University of California, Berkeley. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls on the U.S. intelligence community to "systematically integrate" research from the social and behavioral sciences in its work to help it tackle an evolving set of security challenges.