Eske Willerslev, the director of the Center for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, is using ancient DNA to piece together a clearer picture of human history, the New York Times' Carl Zimmer writes.

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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.