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The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) was able to save the gene bank samples stored at its main facility in Aleppo after the civil war began in Syria, and in recognition of that effort, the organization recently received the Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize, Nature's House of Wisdom blog reports.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.