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Portugal has debuted a new cancer and neuroscience research center in Lisbon, reports the Associated Press. The facility was built by the Champalimaud Foundation, which began work four years ago. Portuguese businessman Antonio Champalimaud gave the foundation $688 million to complete the work and make the facility one of the best in the world, AP says. The foundation is now looking to recruit researchers from all over the world to work in the new center.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

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