The Daily Scan recently brought you the blogosphere's reaction to a new website called The Third Reviewer, which allows members of the scientific community to comment — anonymously, if they wish — on published scientific literature. DrugMonkey was among the bloggers who thought it was a great idea because anonymous commenting could allow researchers to be honest about the work of others without fearing they'd be attacked.

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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.