A 'Sinking Ship'?

Over at Isis' blog, a reader asks whether she'd be better off leaving graduate school and looking for a job, having already earned a master's degree, or if she should stick it out and work to defend her PhD thesis. Torn between what she'd like to do and her friends' and mentors' advice, the student seeks Isis' advice.

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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.

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