In the Vault

Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente are starting a pilot program for Kaiser's My Health Manager users to transfer their personal medical records to Microsoft's HealthVault, reports the Wall Street Journal. The companies say this will lead to people, rather than health care professionals, having control over medical data.

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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.