London’s Stem Cell Sciences said this week that it is coordinating an EU-funded project to screen for drug candidates using its neural stem cell technology. The project gives the company a bit of a financial boost, but more importantly, serves as an important step in proving the value of its stem cell platform as a drug-discovery tool, according to a company official.
 

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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.