Struggling array-makers eagerly await the October 31 jury trial for Oxford Gene Technology’s patent infringement suit against Affymetrix. Oxford is seeking $300 million in damages, an injunction, and/or royalties. Regarding its Delaware court date, Affy will say only that the patent in question is just one of many covering arrays.

But this particular patent seems to be special: Agilent and Incyte have negotiated licenses and Affy has tried twice to acquire one.

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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.