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At Building Confidence, Russ Altman says that the US stimulus package should fund academic research. He lists different ways that research grants affect the economy, including job creation, job training, and the development of new technologies. "Research is a great investment: jobs today and potential discoveries that will form the basis of our economy in the future," Altman writes.

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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.