The US Supreme Court has ruled against Bernard Bilski in the landmark Bilski v. Kappos patents case, ruling that his business method for hedging risk in commodities trading was too abstract to be patented.

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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.