Cell biologist Gerd Maul has died, reports The Scientist. He was 70. Maul was a "multi-faceted researcher" and artist, The Scientist says, writing that he started out as an electron microscopy expert, then discovered the "nuclear dots" structures, and then turned his attention to studying vaccines.

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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.