NEW YORK, July 11 - Who needs the lush carpeting of a convention center to debut your biotech invention when you can do it amid corndogs, beer, and pig manure?

Next month, in a state known for its frigid winters, curious accent, hellish mosquitoes, and former pro-wrestler governor, a teeny local genomics tool shop will debut a novel pint-sized DNA-chip reader at the Minnesota State Fair.

 

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.