This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital show that the homeobox gene "Prox1 is required for granule cell maturation and intermediate progenitor maintenance during brain neurogenesis." Specifically, Prox1 — expressed in the dentate gyrus during embryonic development and adult neurogenesis — is expressed in intermediate progenitors, and "required for adult neural stem cell self-maintenance in the sub-granular zone," 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.