In early online edition this week, Canadian scientists used whole genome sequencing on three strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae that had been made resistant to the antibiotic linezolid. Comparative analysis revealed mutations in the 23S rRNA gene in all mutants and at G2576T, a previously recognized resistance mutation. Mutations in an additional 31 genes were also found in at least one of the three genomes.

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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.