Misha Angrist, the one and only Genomeboy, blogs about the growing confusion about what genome-sequencing service companies are offering. How can 23andMe charge $999 while Knome is asking for $350,000? Angrist reminds readers that genome analysis, exon sequencing, and full-genome sequencing are very different practices with very different costs.

 

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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.