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At The Seven Stones, a blogger highlights a paper published this week in Molecular Systems Biology, in which mice whose intestinal microbes were replaced with human ones were fed "probiotic" Lactobacillus bacteria. They found that these mice digested more fat.

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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.