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In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from Boston College describe experiments done by pairing transposon insertion mutagenesis with sequencing to profile genes involved in sensitivity to the antibiotic daptomycin in two strains of the bacterial pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.