This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international research group delves into the genetics of chronic pain. After using a heat test to quantify pain susceptibility in more than 2,500 TwinsUK project participants, investigators did exome sequencing on a few hundred women from the cohort's pain-sensitive and -insensitive extremes: 203 pain-sensitive or insensitive individuals from TwinsUK1 and 210 pain-prone or tolerant women from the study's second phase.

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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.