At Life as a Healthcare CIO, John Halamka reports that yesterday, Google Health launched a "social networking" feature for its personal health records. If you have a Google Health profile, you can share this profile by clicking on a link that then invites the person you've chosen to share it with by email to view your record.

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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.