NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Honey bees from colonies affected by colony collapse disorder, or CCD, harbor ribosomal RNA fragments that may be useful for early CCD detection, according to a study appearing online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

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