When Agencourt Bioscience won the sequencing contract for NIH’s Mammalian Gene Collection Project in January, there were some sour grapes among would-be competitors. Incyte Genomics had relinquished the contract when it shut down its contract sequencing facility last fall, and, according to grumblings overheard at a genomics meeting in Marco Island, it seems that the job was reassigned to Agencourt before some in the industry could blink.

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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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