A Matter of Purpose

The controversy over the University of California, Berkeley's genetic testing project is due to the difference between science and science education, writes Marie-Claire Shanahan, a science education professor, in at guest post at Blog Around the Clock. "They have, in particular, different objectives and different artefacts, rules and actions that guide and shape them," she says.

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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.