In yet another year-in-review piece, Wired congratulates genetic engineers by naming "the top 10 organisms that didn't exist on Dec. 31, 2006." Students from the iGEM competition got recognition for creating a strain of E. coli that can produce butanol fuel. GTO was struck by what a good year it was for felines: the Wired list includes glow-in-the-dark cats, hypoallergenic cats, and schizophrenic mice.

 

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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.