The Search for Amelia

The mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance may be on the verge of finally being solved, if researchers can find and collect some of her DNA from envelopes she may have licked, says Discoblog's Patrick Morgan. When Earhart disappeared in 1937 with her navigator, Fred Noonan, speculation ran rampant about whether they had crashed into the sea or on some deserted island.

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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.