Efforts to bring the extinct passenger pigeon back from the dead are heating up, Wired's Kelly Servick says today in a story following Ben Novak, a 26-year-old genetics student who she writes has "put his graduate studies on hold to pursue a goal he'd once described in a junior high school fair presentation: de-extinction."

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.