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Lewis Branscomb, a former IBM vice president, has given $1 million to the Union of Concerned Scientists to create a Center for Science and Democracy, reports the Nature News Blog. "We do not want to replicate what others are already doing well," says Kevin Knobloch, the president of UCS.

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CBC Marketplace commissions DNA testing of chicken sandwiches at Subway and other fast-food chains.

In a speech to Congress, President Donald Trump called the drug approval process at FDA "slow and burdensome."

In Genome Research this week: algorithm to tease out strains from metagenomic sequences, drug resistance mechanisms in cancer cells, and more.

Variants in the IFITM3 gene affect inflammatory response to infection, UPI reports.