Following on the heels of his interview with Francis Collins a few months back, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert hosted Craig Venter as his guest on the Colbert Report last week. You can check out the video here.

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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.