NESS ZIONA, Israel, Sept 11 – Genomic research often amounts to looking for a needle in a haystack as researchers plow through vast amounts of data searching for clues that will implicate a gene’s or a protein’s role in disease.

But at Quark Biotech researchers say they have found a way to more quickly hone in on the cause of disease by using a technique that allows them to narrow the scope of the search.

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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.