Novartis has teamed up with J. Craig Venter's newly formed Synthetic Genomic Vaccines Inc. in an effort to accelerate the "production of seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines," the Wall Street Journal reports. According to Fierce Vaccines, the two firms have agreed to collaborate over a period of three years.

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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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