Workers cleaning out an unsecured storeroom last week at the National Institutes of Health stumbled onto some vials that should not have been there — they were labeled 'variola' virus, or smallpox, the New York Times reports.
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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.