The title of Derek Lowe's blog post is "Applied Organic Synthesis: Chocolate Pecan Pie" and to us that sounded like a great way to put chemistry to use. Just follow his protocol to get some tasty pecan pie. He's helpfully converted the measurements into the metric system for non-US readers, but you can also pretend you're still at the bench.

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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.