Less than a month after Proactive Genomics launched its $300 prostate cancer genetic test, deCODE Diagnostics has caught up with its $500 deCODE PrCa test that analyzes eight SNPs. While deCODE is confident early detection is one way to, if not beat then, get a strong leg up on, prostate cancer, others are not sure it matters. "Screening," writes Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA, "is controversial.

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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.