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Can you buy a synthetic version of the deadly 1918 influenza? There’s no law against it—and that has security experts worried

In the past few years, something new has become possible in biology: cheaply “printing” DNA for insertion into a cell ...
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Viewpoint: Biological terrorism isn’t as scary as you may think

As new biological techniques advance, there are justifiable concerns these technologies could be used to create manmade pandemics. These worries ...
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Car sickness? How transportation harms honey bees, and what we can do about it

Bees have received a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. They face challenges from parasites and pathogens while ...
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How does our immune system distinguish between friendly gut bacteria and deadly pathogens?

Observations in mice show that certain filamentous microbes use a hooklike appendage to send messages that researchers believe are aimed ...