This Week in PLoS

Investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Life Technologies report in a PLoS One paper their "comparison of three targeted enrichment strategies on the SOLiD sequencing platform." They assessed the performance of Nimblegen's oligonucleotide hybridization array-based capture, Agilent's SureSelect oligonucleotide hybridization solution-based capture, and Raindance Technologies' multiplexed PCR-based approach.

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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.