NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Most existing pigeon breeds trace their ancestry back thousands of years to sites in the Middle East, though racing pigeons share a closer-than-usual relationship with feral pigeon populations in North America, according to a genome sequencing study in the early, online edition of Science today.

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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.

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