In response to Zen Faulkes' recent post at Better Posters, in which Faulkes says that academic scientists ought to obtain a "wide range of skills" beyond the bench, including "graphic literacy," Grant Jacobs at Code for Life expresses his disagreement. "Graphic illustration is not core to science," Jacobs says.

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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.