This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from Columbia University analyzed 3D structures of protein-DNA complexes, learning that having arginine bind to narrow minor grooves is a "widely used mode for protein-DNA recognition." Seeing variability in DNA shape and electrostatic potential, they say, "is a general mechanism that enables proteins to use information in the minor groove." A News and Views story from Boston University's Tom Tullius

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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.