An unintended consequence of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 is slowing down public health research, says an article at Science Progress. The Act intended "to reduce the burden to citizens associated with government data collections" but added an extra layer of Office of Management and Budget review to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This then, slows down the pace of research.

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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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