Guardian reporter James Randerson has a blog post about a new petition to make Darwin's birthday an official holiday in the UK. "If Darwin is your man," he writes, "then tell Gordon Brown by signing this petition on the Number 10 website." The effort was launched by Ian Roberts of the Watford Area Humanists.

 

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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.