An article in the New York Times looks at the current Republican debate over Darwinism, and how conservatives who support it have come to align the theory with such things as human nature, free-market capitalism, and traditional morals. In that regard, would embryonic stem cell research be supported or rejected by conservative Darwinists?

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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.