Cloak and Dagger

A new study published in Nature Chemical Biology shows that bacteria can "go undercover" to avoid antibiotics — not by mutating, but by disguising themselves, says 80beats' Veronique Greenwood. When antibiotics are administered, they activate a stress response in bacteria that unleashes a toxin.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.