Sigma-Aldrich has become the latest firm in the BCW Index to acquire a Chinese company as the firm, like many of its multi-platform peers, positions itself for growth in the emerging China market.

Company officials also said this week that Sigma is set to open a new production plant in India this quarter.

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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.