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Misha Angrist, the one and only Genomeboy, blogs about the growing confusion about what genome-sequencing service companies are offering. How can 23andMe charge $999 while Knome is asking for $350,000? Angrist reminds readers that genome analysis, exon sequencing, and full-genome sequencing are very different practices with very different costs.

 

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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.