If you can’t beat them, avoid them?

This appeared to be Beckman Coulter’s strategy a couple of weeks ago when it decided to buy Peoples Genetics’ constant denaturant capillary electrophoresis technology.

The technology, which enables researchers to identify gene mutations in large pools of DNA, will enable Beckman to compete with Applied Biosystems — the “gorilla in the sequencing market,” according to Beckman treasurer Paul Glyer — without actually going head-to-head with the company.

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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.

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