This Week in PNAS

Maite Novoa and Frédéric Bigeya at INRA in Montpellier, France, led work that appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that gene transfer occurs between Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces species. Upon sequencing the genome of the commercial wine yeast S. cerevisiae EC1118, they identified three large regions involved in key wine fermentation functions.

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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.