Oh, the memories of my earliest days here at Genome Technology. As a journalist new to the field of genomics, I was intrigued to hear about the promise of it all: the impact it would have on medical treatment, drug discovery and development — well, you remember. Too much hype led to the bubble burst, and all of us have been understandably skeptical since then of sweeping claims (and sometimes any claims at all) made about the impact of genomics.

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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.