It may sound like a Nancy Drew Mystery, but the case of the disappearing ear holes is the true story of Wistar Institute researcher Ellen Heber-Katz, who accidentally "stumbled onto" a gene that could aid in wound-healing, according to Scientific American.

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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.