Graham Ruby says it all started with a "bit of a metagenomics problem." As a postdoc in Joseph DeRisi's lab at the University of California, San Francisco, Ruby was working to distinguish novel viral sequences in clinical mucus samples from infants with idiopathic respiratory illnesses.

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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.