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Science  30 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6221, pp. 460-462
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6221.460

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In science news around the world, the Obama administration announces several big moves on Arctic oil, India rejects a patent on a hepatitis C drug, the World Health Organization embarks on reforms to make it better able to deal with events such as the Ebola epidemic, an Italian court finds three employees of research dog–breeding facility Green Hill guilty of unjustified killing and mistreatment of dogs, a corruption case in New York state ensnares a high-profile cancer researcher, and more. Also, scientists spot the first baby tortoises hatched on the Galápagos island of Pinzón in more than a century. And attorney Craig McLean has been tapped to be the new research chief at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.