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Even GTO is sick of this story. Wired reports that California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the stem cell agency, just had to disqualify 10 research groups that it had previously awarded grants. The groups were charged with conflict of interest problems because "officials at the research institutions applying for multimillion-dollar grants also hold positions at CIRM," the article says.

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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.