Sometimes you need a little humor to face a Monday. Over at the Dechronization blog, Susan Perkins from the American Museum of Natural History in New York posts a cartoon entitled, "The Economic Meltdown: Should you be concerned?" It's a pretty funny flow chart beginning with the question "Are you a grad student?" and walking through various career stages to see just how worried you ought to be right now.

 

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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.