It's a moment of pride. DrdrA blogs about her first graduate student's thesis defense. "It was almost worse than how choked up I was at my own thesis defense," she writes, saying that she became choked up while introducing her student. "There is just something totally wonderful about seeing a student who was dead serious about quitting graduate school, finally make it — and make it big time."

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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.