A new study in PLoS Genetics has linked epigenetic changes to the aging process, says New Scientist. King's College London researchers studied the DNA of 86 sets of twins, and found signs of methylation in 490 genes linked to aging.
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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.