Given the Green Light

Construction on the £500 million UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation has been approved, reports Nature's The Great Beyond. The multi-disciplinary UKCMRI will employ about 1,250 scientists and is being led by Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse.

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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.