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Oxitec, the biotech firm that developed genetically engineered mosquitoes, has now unveiled its modified fall armyworm, Wired reports.

According to Wired, the fall armyworm caterpillar is native to the Americas, but now wreaks havoc on crops around the world. It, for instance, eats 17.7 million tons of corn each year, it says.

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New analyses indicate the P.1 variant found in Brazil may be able to infect people who have already had COVID-19, the New York Times reports.

According to CNBC, Novavax's CEO says its vaccine could be authorized in the US as early as May.

The US National Institutes of Health has a new initiative to address structural racism in biomedical research.

In PNAS this week: GWAS of TLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis, analysis of twins with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and more.