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Researchers in the UK have edited chicken cells in the lab to be resistant to bird flu, Reuters reports.

It notes that bird flu can pass quickly been wild birds and poultry, and sometimes infect humans, which many health officials see a major concern as it could lead to a pandemic.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.