Platypuses with their duckbills differ from other mammals as they lay eggs and produce venom, and researchers have sequenced the genomes of dozens of platypuses to give insight into their population history.

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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.

York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

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.