Life Technologies is to announce today that its new benchtop Ion Proton Sequencer, to launch mid-year, will be able to sequence a human genome in one day for $1,000, according to a press release from the company.

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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.