Here's a story in the Guardian about scientists who are building a portable mass spectrometer (warning: be prepared for a snootful of Star Trek references). The article focuses on Graham Cooks from Purdue University as well as Ian Stockford and Stephen Morgan from Nottingham University. Getting rid of sample prep significantly speeds up the tiny instruments, but no word yet on resolution.

 

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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.

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