This Week in PLoS

Scientists at the University of Dundee in the UK have used computational analysis to study small, noncoding RNAs, particularly to determine whether miRNAs and small nucleolar RNAs are evolutionarily related. In their work, they found twenty snoRNA-like miRNA precursors whose surrounding genomic regions are very similar to those of snoRNAs.

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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.