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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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Following its departure from the European Union, the UK is to implement a fast-track visa program aimed at attracting scientific talent to Britain, according to BBC News.

ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Brazil are concerned that a creationist was chosen to run the agency that oversees graduate study programs there.

The Washington Post reports that researchers are quickly analyzing the coronavirus that has been causing illness and sharing their findings.

In PLOS this week: common variant associated with BMI in Arctic populations, analysis of microRNA markers associated with being born small for gestational age, and more.