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This Week in Science

The NIH announced the end of its chimp breeding program for fiscal reasons, though the Humane Society is claiming partial credit. Since each chimp costs about $500,000 to maintain over its life, the National Center for Research Resources decided that its 12-year moratorium on chimp breeding would become permanent.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.