This Week in Nature

In an advance, online publication of Nature this week, an international research collaboration reports their resequencing of the chicken genome. Using a massively parallel sequencing approach, the team sequenced and analyzed the Gallus gallus domesticus genome to 44.5-fold coverage and identified selective sweeps of favorable alleles, as well as candidate mutations which may have played a role in the animal's domestication.

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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.