Just days after Jim Watson's oh-so-memorable tour of the UK, Craig Venter hops the pond to give a plug for synthetic biology, informing journalists there that drug-resistant bacteria are a "clear and present danger" and a "far greater threat to humanity than bioterrorism," according to this story in the Telegraph. (Next in our foolproof plan to get Brits to like Americans: we'll send someone over to beat up the Queen!)

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

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