Michael White at Adaptive Complexity promises to say something nice about systems biologists soon, but first he writes that the field is "still struggling to get beyond square 1." On his blog, he includes two passages, one from 1976 and one from 2005, that both say the time is right to take an integrated look at biology.

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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.