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Genetic screen of soil microbes uncovers novel antibiotics

Method could help researchers discover new natural products from hard-to-culture microorganisms

Chemjobber on when it’s time to leave a bad job

When you’ve lost your voice and loyalties have run dry, it’s time to quit

Trump’s 2019 spending plan scares science supporters

Environment and energy programs face major cuts, basic science is mostly spared

Gilead wins reversal in $2.5 billion dispute with Merck

Judge overturns jury award that centered on breakthrough hepatitis C active ingredient sofosbuvir

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