A team from the UK and Kenya describe a sequencing-based strategy for characterizing cell surface proteins that the Trypanosoma congolense trypanosome parasite uses to evade the human immune system. The researchers focused on a form of antigenic variation involving variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) switching, using their deep sequence- and motif-based Variant Antigen Profile method to assess genome sequence data from 41 T.

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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.