Researchers are working to harness the potential of RNA interference for a wide variety of applications, ranging from simple target validation to combating bioterror. Now, with a grant from the National Center for Research Resources, Brown Medical School assistant professor Bharat Ramratnam — who has been researching the use of RNAi to fight HIV-1 for some time — is adding to this list the use of the technology to understand the genetic basis of stem cell differentiation.

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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.