Though Stratagene is in the midst of planning to appeal a $5.29 million judgment handed down against it this summer for infringing certain patents held by rival Third Wave Technologies, the firm has decided to use proceeds from a separate ruling to issue a one-time dividend of $.25 per share to shareholders.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.