In Genome Biology this week, researchers in France report their investigation of the diversity of bacterial genomes at the species level via a systematic analysis of the variable segments detected by multiple whole genome alignments of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes.

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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.