Bob Grant at The Scientist says that a "shuffling in the top few spots" in Thomson Reuters' 2009 Journal Citation Report has "some analysts scratching their heads." For instance, Grant writes, "the publication with second highest impact factor in the 'science' category is Acta Crystallographica — Section A, knocking none other than the New England Journal of Medicine from the runner's up position," because a 2

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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.