Over at The Chronicle of Higher Education's On Hiring blog, Rob Jenkins shares — "at the risk of drawing back the curtain and revealing the great and powerful wizard," he jokes — tips as to the answers search committee members are looking for in response to some of the standard questions they ask candidates.

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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.