Google announced the winners of its first-ever science fair, and they are Lauren Hodge for the 13- to 14-year-old age group, Naomi Shah for the 15 to 16s, and Shree Bose for the 17 to 18 group, the company announced on its blog. Shree also won the grand prize; she found a way to improve treatment for people with chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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