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In this week's Science, a group of European scientists reveals the heretofore unknown steps in the process by which the Madagascar periwinkle produces vinblastine, a potent anticancer agent that the flowering plant makes in small quantities. While most of the 31 enzymatic reactions involved in vinblastine production were known, two remained a mystery.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.