Leprosy, a disease that may conjure up images of medieval leprosariums, still infects some 200,000 people a year, mostly in developing nations like India and Brazil, the New York Times reports.

Recent analysis of the bacterium behind the disease, Mycobacterium leprae, indicates that it is "rugged and feeble, exacting and inept," the Times' Natalie Angier 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.