At Genomes Unzipped, the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health's Caroline Wright says some regulation of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing field would be good — "to iron out the irregularities and squeeze out the fraudsters." However, she cautions that too much regulation could curtail exploration of the human genome. "Learning about one's genome, engaging one's own data, is undoubtedly a voyage of discovery.

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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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