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The New York Times has an article on using radiation to create genetically mutated plants. Radiation breeding has led to thousands of mutant plants and a large part of the world's crops, and has been put to use by bodies like the International Atomic Energy Agency to improve crop yields in developing countries.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.