Time to get psyched — and sign up! BioBarCamp is a mere three weeks away, and there are only 45 people registered to attend, with room for 55 more. At Pimm Attila Chordash lists all the attendees so far, including some from the systems biology community of scientist bloggers like Pedro Beltrao, Jason Bobe, Cameron Neylon, Deepak Singh, Ricardo Vidal, and Andrew Yates.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.