By Monica Heger

BGI's 180 sequencers are churning out around 5 terabases of data per day on projects as diverse as cancer sequencing, exome sequencing of Mendelian disease, and whole-genome sequencing and de novo assembly of model plant and animal organisms, Joyce Peng, marketing director of BGI Americas reported at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's X-Gen Congress meeting in San Diego last week.

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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.