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Alan Alda recently wrote an editorial in Science about a science communication project he's launching. Icelandic singer Björk's latest album is based on themes of science and nature, and her recent tour was accompanied by a series of shows at the New York Hall of Science to help teach kids about concepts like viruses and the Big Bang theory.

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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.