For parents, attending a scientific conference can be a feat of logistics or just not possible, notes an opinion piece appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. The authors, from the Working Group of Mothers in Science, offer four recommendations that they say would help ease the attendance barrier.

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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.