With Roche’s acquisition of 454 Life Sciences expected to close this quarter, CuraGen and 454 founder and former chairman Jonathan Rothberg isn’t wasting any time with his latest entrepreneurial venture.

RainDance Technologies, a lab-on-a-chip startup he co-founded in 2004, recently raised $23.7 million in first-round venture financing and plans to deliver the first version of its platform to customers later this year.

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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.