Jonathan Eisen is encouraging people to check out a recent PLoS ONE paper on the metagenomics of a bathypelagic habitat deep in the Mediterranean. In the article, the scientists discover that, in the absence of light, water temperature is more important than depth in determining the community structure.

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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.