Part of the blame when young scientists go astray may be assigned to their mentors, says a study in the September Science and Engineering Ethics journal. The authors found that of 45 trainees who committed research misconduct, three-quarters of their mentors had never looked at their results and two-thirds of the mentors never taught them how to keep a proper lab notebook.

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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.

York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

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.