USDA Indefinitely Suspends Honey Bee Tracking Survey as States Get Approval to Use Bee-Killing Pesticide 

“Yet another example of the Trump administration systematically undermining federal research on food safety, farm productivity, and the public interest writ large.”

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Fast new directed evolution technique makes viruses create drug proteins in days

By guiding evolution, scientists have managed to manipulate micro-organisms into producing useful new drugs and materials, but it’s a time-consuming process. Now, UNC researchers have developed a new tool that speeds up the process in mammalian cells, creating new therapeutics in a matter of days.

Source: Fast new directed evolution technique makes viruses create drug proteins in days