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Science features debate, university regulations probed, NIH champion dies…

This week in USA in brief: Science features in debate; University regulations probed; NIH champion dies; Scientists quit Texan cancer centre; Weather centre opens; Broun must go!

Science features in debate

President Obama raised the topic of science and technology spending during the second televised presidential debate with his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Obama argued that it was not a problem if some low-wage, low-skill jobs that have been outsourced overseas do not return. “I want high-wage, high-skill jobs,” the president said, adding that the government should ensure the United States has “the best science and research in the world”.

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