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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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A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.