Here it Comes

With Prime Minister Theresa May expected to touch off the two-year process for the UK to leave the European Union within days, ScienceInsider reports that researchers in Britain are trying to come up with ways to ease the transition.

"People are bracing themselves for a bumpier and more abrupt landing," James Wilsdon from the University of Sheffield tells ScienceInsider.

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DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researchers says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.