NEW YORK, Oct. 5 – After announcing that it would slash 100 of 150 jobs, beleaguered bioinformatics company Genomica said that its board of directors had approved a shareholders rights plan designed to protect the company in the event of an unsolicited takeover attempt.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.