The emerging field of meta-genomics got a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in January when it awarded $24.5 million to the University of California, San Diego, and the J. Craig Venter Institute to build a publicly available informatics infrastructure to help store, analyze, visualize, and disseminate the massive amounts of data gleaned from environmental sequencing.

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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.