In a database issue paper published online in advance this week, members of the FlyBase Consortium discuss the basics of navigating their Web resource. "We review the FlyBase Web site with novice and less-experienced users … in mind and point out recent developments stemming from the availability of genome-wide data from the modENCODE project," the authors write.

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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.