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Researchers at Swansea University in Wales are developing an antibiotic from maggot secretions of the common green bottle fly, according to an article in the BBC. They will use mass spec to identify the substance, which they've named Seraticin, to treat common hospital-acquired infections like MRSA, E. coli, and C. difficile.

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Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.

Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.

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