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Effectiveness of Flu Shot Is 60%—in a Good Year

Bug alert: Australia recorded more flu infections this year than ever before, and the same virus is now rapidly circulating in the U.S.

 

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Former “Billion Dollar Bug” is Mounting a Come Back

One billion dollars. Prior to Bt technologies farmers lost $1 billion annually to corn rootworm—in the form of chemical costs or actual yield loss. With resistance to traits that once killed the pest on the rise, it might just nibble its way back to a billion-dollar price tag.   Read more

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Bayer Delays Monsanto Acquisition

Bayer officials no longer expect their planned $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto to close at the end of 2017, saying instead it should close early 2018, according to Dow Jones. The company recently applied to extend the European Commission review deadline for the proposed deal.   Read more

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