Don't celebrate that stimulus plan so fast, says Jake Young at Pure Pedantry. The current draft of the plan in US Congress includes a provision for $10 billion to fund research, science facilities, and instruments -- which has Young blogging that "the infusion of such a large quantity of money into NIH and NSF over so short a period would be a disaster of Biblical proportions." Why so glum?

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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.

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