Science policy analysts from Harvard and Georgia Tech want society to play a bigger role in research, says this UPI wire story, though how they want to include the community in directing science goals and projects isn't quite clear. Also worth noting: one researcher points out that there is a "current negative public perception surrounding the human genome project."

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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.