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Some crops that were genetically modified to be resistant to insect pests are losing that power, NPR reports.

It notes US farmers began using Bt crops in the late 1990s. The crops were genetically modified to include proteins from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis that are poisonous to the larval stages of a number of insect pests. 

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European regulators have begun a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Reuters reports.

Science reports that Science Foundation Ireland is seeking annual budget increases.

According to the Financial Times, a UK university group is pushing Elsevier to lower its journal fees.

In Nature this week: satellite tracking and genome sequencing combination used to examine migration patterns of peregrine falcons, and more.