Thomas Mailund blogs about his progress on HapCluster++, a software package he's working on for linkage disequilibrium mapping. Originally implemented in R, he re-wrote the software in C++ and now hopes to make a version that scales to genome-wide study.

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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.