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In this week's Science, an international research team reports new data on how rabbits in Europe and Australia rapidly developed genetic resistance to the myxoma virus, a pathogen that is deadly to the animals — although benign to their American counterparts — and was released in the 1950s in an effort to curb growing rabbit populations.

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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.