Dust off the Samples

Researchers in the UK have sequenced genes from tumors that are nearly 100 years old, Nature News reports.

Sam Behjati sifted through the archive of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children to identify tumors for sequencing, and Nature News notes that he's particularly interested in uncovering archived rare cancers to boost sample numbers for sequencing studies.

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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.