Over at Bioinformatics Zen, blogger Mike has a post about his concerns as he writes his first paper -- essentially, that his results are wrong. "In particular," he writes, "that my code, which I think does one thing, has a bug and does something different." Mike walks through some of the steps he's taken to ensure good programming practice, and his notes are worth reading for people who find themselves in a similar situation.

 

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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.