NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Taking a significant step closer to their goal of creating a synthetic organism, researchers at Maryland’s J. Craig Venter Institute reported today that they have created the first synthetic genome.
 

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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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