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Study: Biotech probiotics to boost honeybees' health

Synthetic biology could be the key to boosting honeybees' resistance to infections and developing their own engineered probiotic could be an option, writes Kostas Vavitsas. Varroa mites and the deformed wing virus are major hazards to bee health, and researchers are exploring the use of biotech bacterium to deliver double-stranded RNA to a honeybee gut, with details published in the journal Science.

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