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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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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.