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Antarctic programme, fatal lab accident, stem-cell case…

This week in USA in brief: Lockheed Martin joins Antarctic programme; Professor charged over fatal lab accident; Three arrested in stem-cell case; Genetics course for interdisciplinary researchers; NIH centre to speed up translation; Green light for first nuclear reactors in 30 years.

Lockheed Martin joins Antarctic programme

Aerospace giant and weapons company Lockheed Martin has secured a multi-year contract from the National Science Foundation to provide logistical support for the US Antarctic Program. Lockheed Martin will provide logistical support for USAP from 1 April, for research at McMurdo Station, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and Palmer Station, as well as for field research on the continent and oceanographic research in the Southern Ocean.

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