NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is putting $24 million this year into a new program that will attempt to develop drugs for rare diseases that may affect millions of Americans for which there are no treatments or cures, and for 'neglected' diseases around the world that frighten away potential drug makers.

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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.

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