A blog post at Wired urges parents to get on the stick and start teaching their kids about evolution from a very early age, since public schools generally don't seem to do this job well. Taking cue from Swarthmore's Colin Purrington, the post lists books, blogs, and other resources where parents can get "kid-friendly" materials explaining evolution.

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DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.