Genome Reference Consortium

A year ago, Church and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Genome Center at Washington University St. Louis, and the European Bioinformatics Institute founded the Genome Reference Consortium, which aims to improve the representation of and to complete the human reference genome. In Sequence spoke with Church recently to get an update on the project.

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.