Gene Robinson grew up as a city kid in Buffalo, NY, with no particular passion for bees. But when he spent a year at 19 volunteering on a kibbutz in Israel, “I was asked to help work with the bees for a couple of weeks. … I remember writing home, telling my parents I had found what I wanted to do.” He headed to Cornell to study biology and never looked back.

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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.

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