For the second time in two years, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell is asking state legislators to spend $500 million to generate more biotechnology activity in the state.
 
But with lawmakers concerned about what they consider already to be high state spending for biotech, the prospects for Rendell’s proposed Jonas Salk Legacy Fund are uncertain at best.
 

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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.