NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – University of Liverpool (UL) researchers said today that they have received £1.6 million ($2.2 million) to develop a commercial blood test to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected meningitis, a brain infection that causes disability and sometimes death.

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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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