A Small Step

GlaxoSmithKline plans to open its labs to outside, nonprofit collaborators to spur research into malaria and other neglected diseases, Chief Executive Andrew Witty told Forbes. One such project for therapies to treat parasitic worms is being carried out in conjunction with Emory University researchers and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. “GSK is providing us direct access to the scientists and all of the [internal] reports in the program. ...

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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.