The US House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that gives permanent-resident status to foreign-born graduates who earn degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math from US institutions, reports the Nature News blog. The blog notes that the House rejected a similar bill about two months ago.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

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