To study how external signaling factors and internal regulatory networks affect embryonic stem cell renewal in mice, scientists at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing looked at how SMAD-mediated BMP signaling "balances self-renewal versus differentiation" in Genome Research this week.

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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.