The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look at John Maris' work at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia into neuroblastoma, an often fatal tumor affecting children. Within a little more than a year, Maris and his colleagues identified three genes associated with risk of neuroblastoma through a genome-wide association study and began a related drug trial as one of the genes identified is also implicated in some lung cancers.

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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.