In a paper published online in advance in Genome Research this week, researchers at Belgium's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and their colleagues at Harvard report on the existence of "disallowed genes" — those, that until now, have been considered ubiquitously expressed, housekeeping genes, but are not expressed in one tissue.

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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.