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European authorities are scrambling to recover more than €50 million — about $72 million — given to several individuals to fund what turned out to be fake research projects, says Nature News' Quirin Schiermeier. Italian authorities and the European Anti-Fraud Office in Belgium say they are planning to prosecute members of a criminal syndicate that fooled the European Commission into giving them millions of euros for non-existent science projects.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.