Some call it the most revolutionary biological tool since polymerase chain reaction. Nobel laureate and Biogen founder Phil Sharp says it will "fundamentally change how we do cell biology." And technology licensing officers at the Carnegie Institution and MIT, which sell commercial rights to two separate pools of patents for RNA-mediated-interference technologies, say that these could well be the most significant inventions, at least in biology, ever to cross their desks.

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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.