A Kaiser Health News reporter recently spoke with Francis Collins about comparative effectiveness research, the National Institutes of Health, and how they "'should be right in the middle' of the conversation about an overhaul of the nation's health system." In a Q&A style interview, Collins addressed questions about the future intersection of personalized medicine and comparative effectiveness research as proposed by President Obama.

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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.