It's the obvious next step in direct-to-consumer genomics: social networking. Technology Review reports that 23andMe "is about to unveil a new social-networking service that allows customers to compare their DNA." The article quotes George Church as saying, "I think the idea of social networking has untapped potential."

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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.