At its production facility in Mountain View, Calif., Complete Genomics' goal is to "revolutionize" the way disease genes are discovered, says New Scientist's Peter Aldhous. The company runs the world's largest human genome sequencing factory — last year, Aldhous says, the operation's 16 robots sequenced 800 genomes. Now, they can do 400 genomes a month.

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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.