The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted unanimously this week to approve Robert Califf as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, the New York Times reports. However, it adds that Califf, a Duke University cardiologist, still has some hurdles to overcome before securing that spot.

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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.