Daniel MacArthur points out that 23andMe seems to be testing people for rare variants associated with Parkinson's disease and he wonders why those results (the company noted recently that it hasn't found anyone with those variations) haven't been reported back to the customers. He's guessing that they are concerned about the reliability of the results.

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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.