A profile of Nick Patterson in today's New York Times science section reveals that the Broad Institute scientist actually made his name decades ago as a code-breaker for a British agency during the Cold War. Patterson, who left cryptography to build simulation tools for Wall Street, credits his move to the Broad to meeting Jill Mesirov, CSO of the institute and a former code-decipherer herself.

 

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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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