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In Science this week, investigators from Nagoya University report data suggesting that it was modification, rather than loss, that resulted in modern day insects lacking wings on certain body regions. Insects today have wings exclusively on the second and third thoracic segments, yet insect fossil records show wing-like pads on other segments.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.