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This Week in Nature

Researchers at the Université de la Méditerranée discovered a tiny virus that acts as a parasite of another, much larger virus. Naming it Sputnik, they found that the small virus is able to rapidly proliferate in the virus factory found in amoebae co-infected with APMV4, an even larger version of Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.