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Tired of tending virtual crops and feeding fish with your Facebook friends? How about trying your hand at synthesizing small-molecule compounds and organizing clinical trials?

Boehringer Ingelheim is preparing to launch a beta version of Syrum, "a social game on Facebook which sees you take control of your very own pharmaceutical company."

The game lets players set up their own labs to discover new drugs and bring them to market.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.