A report from the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services charges that the "National Institutes of Health do almost nothing to monitor the financial conflicts of university professors to whom it provides grants," says this story in the New York Times.

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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.