This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from France describe a missense mutation in the KIF1C gene that appears to cause progressive ataxia in Charolais cattle in its homozygous form. The team used a bovine array to genotype 46 Charolais cattle that appeared to have the neurodegenerative condition.

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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.