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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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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

In Science this week: ancient dog genomes highlight long ties with humans, genomic analysis of 40,000-year-old early East Asian individual, and more.