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Global disease research foundation freezes China support; Human Microbiome goes public; Googling for epidemiology; 2010's top new species

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This week's news includes word that the Global Fund has halted millions of dollars in grants to China amid allegations of misuse and abuse, the publication of the first sequences from the Human Microbiome Project, the World Health Organization punting on a decision to preserve remaining smallpox strains, doctors use Google as a tool to track the spread of MRSA, Monsanto's drought-resistant corn trials stymied by rain, and the top 10 new species of 2010.
2010's top new species
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Foundation money pulled from China A major international funder of research and public health efforts on debilitating infectious diseases has frozen hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money to China amidst questions about the country's use of the funds. In November, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria halted payment of $283 million in AIDS grants to China after discovering that the government...
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