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A report that DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria was found in Beijing smog has led residents there to worry, the New York Times reports. Follow-up accounts saying that the smog didn't contain live bacteria didn't do much to assuage fears, it adds.

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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.