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Science  17 Jul 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6501, pp. 230-232
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6501.230

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In science news around the world, researchers fully sequence the X chromosome, the World Health Organization investigates COVID-19's origins, the National Science Foundation funds an Antarctic expedition to probe ice sheet collapse, and the Trump administration drops a controversial proposal to prevent international students from staying in the United States if they are taking their courses online. Also, pharma giants set up a $1 billion antibiotics discovery fund, the European Space Agency's solar orbiter releases its first close-up images of the Sun, a red alga threatens Hawaii's coral reefs, and lemurs face an unprecedented threat of extinction, according to new numbers from the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List. Plus, coronavirus cases spike in U.S. prisons, ice-measuring satellites align, the U.S. Department of Commerce takes heat over the "Sharpiegate" scandal, and scientists discover what makes tree frogs green.

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