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Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a technique to turn mature skin cells into mature blood cells in one step, without the need to turn them into pluripotent cells in between, reports the 80beats blog.

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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.