This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Universities of Virginia and Massachusetts present a strategy for reactivating MECP2 — the X-linked gene that undergoes loss-of-function mutation in the neurodevelopmental condition called Rett syndrome — from the inactive X chromosome in human cell lines and mouse models.

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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.