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Science  02 Apr 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6537, pp. 10-11
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6537.10

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In science news around the world, the United States and 13 other countries criticize a new report by a World Health Organization panel that had visited China to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic started, calling it delayed, incomplete, and not sufficiently independent. A U.S. House of Representatives panel proposes raising the budget of the National Science Foundation by more than double in the next 5 years, to $18.3 billion, and creating a directorate that would accelerate the development of new technologies. Brazil finally ratifies the Nagoya Protocol, an international agreement that protects countries' biodiversity claims; the action could increase exports of açai and other forest products and return revenues to Indigenous communities that use and harvest them. The Broad Institute receives $300 million to study how machine learning can improve the prevention and treatment of disease.

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