Growing up in poverty and under other social stresses shortens kids' telomeres, making them more vulnerable to cancer and aging-related disorders, Quartz reports.

A study from Daniel Notterman and his colleagues drew on data from the multi-year Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study of 4,500 children born between 1998 and 2000 in urban areas. For this, Notterman and his team focused on the extremes and examined the DNA of the 40 kids with the most and least advantages from that study.

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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.