It's always been hard for researchers to look at living cells under a microscope — for many cells, the light required to see them is also toxic to them. But now, a new kind of microscopy which "uses focused sheets of light to crease 3-D movies of living cells," is making it possible for researchers to see what happens within living cells without worrying about killing them, says the 80beats blog's Patrick Morgan.

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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.