An article in Scientific American says that it is unclear whether the increase of biodefense research and funding has made Americans safer. With those increases, potential weapons are in the hands of more and more researchers, and some say that this growth increases the chance of an accidental release.

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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.