Out of Luck

While world leaders are beginning to recognize that food prices around the globe are soaring, agricultural research budgets are still being slashed, reports the New York Times. The United States has cut, by 75 percent, its $59.5 million support to a global research network that works on improving crops grown in poor countries.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

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