As in previous years, the lead-up to Science Online 2012 has researchers, journalists, and bloggers brimming with excitement over the upcoming so-called un-conference to be held on the North Carolina State University campus. This year, though, The New York Times has taken notice.

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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.