Make It a Double

Newt Gingrich, the Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives in the mid-to-late 1990s, calls for a doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget in a New York Times op-ed. Gingrich says such a move makes sense for both "our fiscal health and our personal health."

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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.