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DNA analysis has been used by law enforcement officials for many years, usually to track down murderers or rapists. Now, it's being used to track down criminals of a different sort, says New Scientist's Nic Fleming: those that catch and sell fish illegally. Many key species of fish have been overfished in some locations while they thrive in others.

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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.