At Blaine Bettinger's Genetic Genealogist blog, he points out a recent study that traced a mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene to Mr. and Mrs. George Fry, an English couple who came to the New World early in the 17th century. The mutation, which increases a carrier's chances of developing colon cancer, was traced through the Fry family tree and also through genotyping.

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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.