After a three-year trial, a South Korean court convicted stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-Suk, reports Agence France-Presse. The court said he was guilty of embezzlement and that he knew the data in his lab's papers had been manipulated. Hwang was also found guilty of defrauding people who contributed funds to his research. Hwang has not yet been sentenced.

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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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