At Terra Sigillata, Abel Pharmboy wonders what it means for a department to have a 100 percent tenure-granting rate. Are the department's standards too low? Or are underperforming faculty headed off early to non-tenure track positions or another workplace? "So, would a 100% tenure-award rate always mean that a department's evaluation standards were substandard?" asks Abel Pharmboy.

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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.

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