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Scientists used a metagenomic analysis to suggest that a virus might be responsible for the colony collapse disorder that’s caused massive, unexplained deaths of honeybee colonies in recent years. Researchers involved in the study hailed from the US Department of Agriculture, Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Penn State University, and 454 Life Sciences. The findings indicated a link to the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

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