Applied Biosystems and parent Applera have settled several lawsuits over the past 10 months, most of which relate to PCR patents held by the firm and its partner Roche Molecular Systems. Though it may be nearing a settlement with Stratagene, ABI still has several cases wending their way through the courts.

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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.