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Over the past couple of years, many firms that sell capital equipment for life science applications have noted the enormous revenue opportunity for selling those instruments into a variety of applied markets, such as food, water, and environmental testing.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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