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Science  01 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6465, pp. 552-554
DOI: 10.1126/science.366.6465.552

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In science news around the world, a commission certifies that the second of three wild virus strains that cause polio no longer circulates in humans, bringing the global vaccination push to eradicate the crippling disease closer to its goal. Geneticists announce finding a handful of rare genes that, when disabled, appear to directly contribute to schizophrenia. NASA says it plans to launch a robotic rover to the Moon's south pole in 2022 to hunt for ice. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a triple-drug therapy for cystic fibrosis that targets its most common gene mutation in patients 12 years and older. Many Argentine scientists praise the election of lawyer Alberto Fernández as the country's president because of his support for reversing deep spending cuts to research.

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