NEW YORK, July 11 – Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute have determined that the human genome contains about 30,000 genes, a finding that supports previously published estimates and could help settle a longstanding debate among genomic scientists.

Based on a comparison of human chromosome 19 with similar sections of mouse DNA, the JGI researchers estimated that the human genome contains far fewer genes than some academic and corporate researchers had previously thought.

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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.