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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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A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

A man in India is suing the Serum Institute of India, saying that he suffered serious side effects from a vaccine it is testing, but the institute has rejected those claims, the Economic Times reports.

The New York Times reports Moderna is planning a clinical trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in children.

In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more.