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Two new CRISPR-based approaches for genome editing in plants are reported in Nature Plants this week. The first method, developed by scientists at Zhejiang University, involves engineering a plant negative-strand RNA virus-based vector to enable DNA-free delivery of a complete CRISPR-Cas9 cassette into plants.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

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