Engineered honeybee gut bacteria trick attackers into self-destructing

Special microbes mount steady gene-silencing attacks on mites or viruses

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A test of genetic sabotage offers new hope for fighting one of the biggest dangers to honeybee health, the small, disease-spreading, fat-sucking Varroa mite (seen clamped on the side of the nearest bee).  

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