Got a little time to kill? Why not plop down on a sofa, rip open a bag of chips, fire up the smartphone and take off on a space adventure game to help cancer researchers sift through seas of genomic variant data?

That's the notion behind Play to Cure: Genes in Space, a mobile app game created for Cancer Research UK to harness the power of crowdsourcing to help cancer scientists analyze genomic information, the PHG foundation reports.

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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.