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In Science this week, researchers from Peking University report that they've genetically modifying a live influenza virus so that it was capable of stimulating an immune response, but unable to replicate in healthy cells. Specifically, the team expanded the virus' genome to include a premature termination codon, giving it full infectivity, but making it unable to replicate in conventional cells.

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Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.

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