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Tech Review spotlights work in Anthony Sinskey's lab on Rhodococcus opacus, a soil microbe that can eat sugars and toxins, related to biofuels. Sinskey and his colleagues have sequenced the bacteria's genome and mapped its genes to its metabolic pathways in hopes that they can learn how it is so efficient at producing tryacylglycerols, which can be converted to biodiesel.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.