A pair of economists from the University of Warwick and Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn compares happiness levels, as gauged by international surveys like the Gallup World Poll, World Value Survey and the European Quality of Life Surveys, in various countries and explores whether there could be a genetic component to being happy.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.