In a post discussing DNA sequencing at Discovering Biology in a Digital World, blogger Sandra Porter extolls the virtues of the core lab scientists who comprise ABRF, or the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. "From poor quality DNA to mixed samples, to mysterious or missing primers," she writes, "they've seen it all and are willing to share strategies for solving the problem."

 

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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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