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Professors at state schools are being told to take furloughs, reports The Scientist. The University of California put a furlough plan into place last week, following similar measures at Arizona State University, Clemson University, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina. "The teaching load is not being reduced, [nor] the expectations for producing," the American Association of University Professors' John Curtis says.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

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