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MERS virus particles

DEADLY TARGET  A human immune protein might combat the MERS virus, shown here in yellow in a camel’s cells. No vaccine currently exists for MERS, which has infected over 1,300 people and killed around 500 since the virus was first identified in 2012.  

LASER TAGS  Seven of the cells in this micrograph contain lasers in the form of plastic beads (green). The cells are enclosed in red; the nuclei are blue.

stink bug eggs

BLACK AND WHITE  Stink bug moms lay darker eggs on the top surfaces of leaves (right) than on the undersides of leaves (left). The darker eggs receive more protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. 

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