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In a speech in Stockholm, Elizabeth Blackburn said that scientific institutions could have more flexible work arrangements that would allow more women to gain leadership roles, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. "The career structure is very much a career structure that has worked for men," she says. "But many women, at the stage when they have done their training really want to think about family ...

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.