Over her 12 years as a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Elaine Ostrander managed to elevate dog genomics from the level of curiosity to serious contender in the realm of comparative genomics. Along the way, she helped establish maps of dog genes and markers, and ultimately aided in the production of a white paper in 2002 that paved the way for the draft sequencing of the boxer genome completed last summer.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.