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Frank D'Amelio and Ian Read, respectively the CFO and the head of biopharmaceuticals at Pfizer, will each receive about a million dollar bonus, according to the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. They showed, according to the board's compensation committee, "devoted extraordinary efforts and made extraordinary contributions" to the Pfizer-Wyeth merger. The Health Blog notes that Pfizer plans to eliminate 20,000 jobs due to the merger.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.