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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Metagenomic sequencing methods are increasingly being explored for soil forensics as investigators push for ways to use microbial DNA profiles to differentiate similar soils from distinct locales.

Monoquant, an Australian company spun out of Flinders University to commercialize molecular methods to monitor minimal residual disease in blood cancers, has developed a PCR-based DNA assay that can routinely detect one cancerous cell in 10 million normal cells in chronic myeloid

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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.