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Scientists Find 27 New Viruses in Bees

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) Mwatate Sisal Plantation Dam, Kenya, June 13, 2013 (Photo by Peter Steward)

An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these crucial pollinators.

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Biodefense as Synthetic Biology Comes of Age

CRISPRgeneediting

Synthetic biology expands the possibilities for creating new weapons, such as making existing bacteria and viruses more harmful, while shortening the time needed to engineer them, warns a new report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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