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Draft legislation will be debated this year in Britain on whether to allow hybrid animal-human embryos to be implanted back into a woman's womb. Roman Catholic bishops argue that it's immoral to destroy them, whereas scientists are saying that the bishops are misunderstanding the research: it's not human eggs that are being used, but cow and sheep eggs.

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Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

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