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This short item from the Wall Street Journal describes the details behind Business Wire founder Lorry Lokey's $30 million donation to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The money will be used to establish a preclinical research facility and a school of biochemical sciences, according to the article. "Fascinated by Israel, [Lokey] had long planned to give the institute a major donation, in recognition of its reputation for scientific excellence," the story says.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

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