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A PLOS One study introduces a polyomavirus capable of causing tracheobronchitis in dolphins. Columbia University's Ian Lipkin and colleagues from Columbia, SeaWorld, and elsewhere identified the virus — dubbed Dolphin polyomavirus 1, or DPyV-1 — in an ailing short-beaked common dolphin calf in San Diego that ultimately succumbed to its infection.

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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.