The passage of the healthcare reform bill this week signifies more than affordable insurance for many Americans. Tucked within the bill's 2,400 pages are "lesser-known provisions that will significantly affect biomedical researchers, teaching hospitals and the biotechnology industry," Nature News reports.

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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.