When Angelina Jolie let the world know that she had a preventive mastectomy based on genetic testing for her BRCA1 status and her heightened breast cancer risk, it was her aim to use her celebrity to boost understanding about genetic risk for the disease.

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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.