Nearly one year after three nonprofits petitioned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a genetic specialty under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, the agency has concluded that existing quality control guidelines can sufficiently ensure the safety of genetic tests and that adding new directives would be too costly.

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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.