A group of researchers want to sequence Leonardo da Vinci's genome, Slate's Future Tense blog writes. They outline their plan to honor da Vinci, who died nearly 500 years ago, in Human Evolution.
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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.