When Sigma-Aldrich announced a licensing agreement with St. Louis-based InGex last week, the chemical giant was not only sealing a deal to add an entirely new product line into its molecular biology tools portfolio, and sell more oligonucleotides and reagents from its website, it was also also taking an option on a platform with the potential to spin off new products to meet future market demands.

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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.