Technology Review reports on a study published in JAMA indicating that a genetic variant known to improve cholesterol levels appears to "also protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia," the article says.

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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.