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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and Craig Venter, founder, president, and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute, were named as recipients of the National Medal of Science this week by President Barack Obama.

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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.